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1. Survival of 2,819 breast cancer patients from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute, 1983–1998. Calculated by the life table method. 9 It is similar to the life table method but calculates the proportion surviving to each point that a death occurs, rather than at fixed intervals. The principal difference evident in a survival curve is that the stepwise changes in the cumulative survival rate appear to occur independently of the intervals on the “Years Following Diagnosis” axis.
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The more definitive approach to therapy evaluation requires a randomized clinical trial that helps to ensure comparability of the patient characteristics and the disease characteristics of the two treatment groups. Deﬁnition of Study Starting Point. The starting time for determining survival of patients depends on the purpose Cancer Survival Analysis ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Alive; tumor-free; no recurrence Alive; tumor-free; after recurrence Alive with persistent, recurrent, or metastatic disease Alive with primary tumor Dead; tumor-free Dead; with cancer (primary, recurrent, or metastatic disease) Dead; postoperative Unknown; lost to follow-up Completeness of the follow-up is crucial in any study of survival, because even a small number of patients lost to follow-up may lead to inaccurate or biased results.
AJCC Cancer Staging Manual Edition 7 by Stephen Edge, David R. Byrd, Carolyn C. Compton, April G. Fritz, Frederick L. Greene, Andrew Trotti