Optimization of follow-up timing from study of patterns of first failure after primary treatment. An example from patients with NSCLC: A study of the REACT working group of ESTRO

Ataman O., Barrrett A., Filleron T., Kramar A.

RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY, vol.78, no.1, pp.95-100, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radonc.2005.09.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-100
  • Keywords: follow-up clinics, follow-up timing, radiotherapy, cancer outcomes, patterns of failure, non-small cell lung cancer, EUROPEAN CORE CURRICULUM, BREAST-CANCER, HODGKINS-DISEASE, RADIOTHERAPY, GUIDELINES, INFRASTRUCTURE, POLICY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Background and purpose: The European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology was funded by the EU for a project on Recording providing Education, and Ameliorating the Consequences of Treatment (REACT). An important aim of follow-up (FU) after treatment for cancer is to detect various events associated with disease recurrence or metastatic spread or severe treatment-related complications as early as possible. Each tumour type may show a specific pattern and timing of these events related to different prognostic factors. The aim of this study was to propose a way of defining an optimal timing schedule for follow-up after treatment based on the analysis of failure patterns determined from follow-up data from prospective clinical trials.