Publication Abstract

Authors: Minasian LM, O'Mara AM, Reeve BB, Denicoff AM, Kelaghan J, Rowland JH, Trimble EL, National Cancer Institute

Title: Health-related quality of life and symptom management research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.

Journal: J Clin Oncol 25(32):5128-32

Date: 2007 Nov 10

Abstract: For almost 30 years, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has sponsored health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) measures in cancer research as a means of including the patient's experience. The scope of NCI's research in symptom management and HRQOL is described with attention to its evolution over time and the next steps, through the Clinical Trials Working Group Recommendations.