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The McGill Brisbane Symptom Score in relation to survival in pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a validation study

Doi, Suhail A R; Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; Engel, Jessica M; Jamal, Mohammad H; Stankowski, Rachel V; Barkun, Jeffrey; Onitilo, Adedayo A

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PURPOSE The McGill Brisbane Symptom Score (MBSS) is a clinical score for pancreatic cancer patients upon initial presentation that takes into account four variables (weight loss, abdominal pain, jaundice, and history of smoking) to stratify them into two MBSS intensity categories. Several studies have suggested that these categories are strongly associated with eventual survival in patients with resectable (rPCa) and unresectable (uPCa) pancreatic cancer. This study aimed to validate the MBSS...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-07
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/111471
Source: Cancer Causes and Control
DOI: 10.1007/s10552-016-0761-2
Access Rights: Open Access

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