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Outcomes of different quality of life assessment modalities after breast cancer therapy

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: In this network meta-analysis of 10 observational studies including 3,083 patients with breast cancer who received surgical treatment, expert panel–based and computer-based aesthetic outcome evaluation consistently scored lower than patient-perceived outcomes. Standardization and supplementation of expert panel and software aesthetic outcome tools with racially, ethnically, and culturally inclusive patient-reported outcome measures is needed to improve clinical evaluation of the journey of patients with breast cancer and to prioritize components of therapeutic outcomes. 

Authors: Stavroula Lila Kastora, Ph.D., of University College London, is the corresponding author. 

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