Why “patient-reported outcomes” are important

As regular readers will be aware, your sitemaster is a tad obsessed with the quality of “care” that patients receive from their healthcare providers (as opposed to “just” the quality of their diagnosis and treatment). … READ MORE …

PROs, quality of care, quality of outcome, and quality of life

As regular readers will be aware, your sitemaster is mildly obsessed with issues related to the quality of care that prostate cancer patients receive over time (as well as the quality of specific types of care at specific points in time). … READ MORE …

How would you like your own, personal, prostate cancer management dashboard on line?

A fascinating paper recently published on line in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association addresses issues related to the development and use of personalized dashboards conveying patient outcomes-reported data in prostate cancer care over time. … READ MORE …

Prostate Cancer Roundtable updates national policy agenda

The Prostate Cancer Roundtable has just announced an update to its national policy agenda — to include a focus on the importance of patient-reported outcomes data affecting quality of life in trials designed with survival as the primary endpoint. … READ MORE …

Patient-reported outcomes and prostate cancer drug development

There is an excellent opinion piece in this this week’s New England Journal of Medicine that addresses the need for greater focus on patient-reported outcomes in the development of drugs for the treatment of cancer. … READ MORE …