A Decision Theory Analysis of Radiotherapeutic and Chemotherapeutic Toxicity in the Management of Ovarian Cancer
Many decisions in the management of cancer contain a component of uncertainty. A treatment which benefits one patient may harm another patient. An ‘average’ response to therapy is only occasionally observed: some patients respond surprisingly well, while others fare unexpectedly poorly. A particularly frustrating manifestation of these elements of probability is the apparent randomness of therapeutic successes and failures in patients who appear to be closely matched for all known prognostic factors.
KeywordsOvarian Cancer Small Bowel Obstruction Decision Theory Gynaecological Oncology Expected Cost
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