The Value of the Ancillary Factor Scoring System
An accurate objective assessment of the response to treatment in patients with advanced prostatic cancer is not an easy task. The problems associated with the evaluation of treatment response have been considered by Eagan, Hahn and Myers (1) and Kvols, Eagan and Myers (2) who developed a scoring system which they used in an attempt to assess a patient’s response to treatment. An overall ancillary score was calculated based on changes in the value of six different ancillary factors. This score was then used to assess a patient’s response to treatment.
KeywordsAcid Phosphatase Local Lesion Advanced Prostatic Cancer Distant Lesion Distant Response
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