Routine surveillance for symptomatic toxicities with real-time clinician reporting in Danish breast cancer patients-Organization and design of the first national, cluster randomized trial using the Patient-Reported Outcomes version of Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE)

Helle Pappot, Christina Baeksted, Ann Knoop, Sandra A Mitchell, Aase Nissen, Christoffer Johansen
Breast Journal 2019 February 13
The Patient-Reported Outcomes version of Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) was developed by the National Cancer Institute to capture patient self-reports of symptomatic toxicities during cancer treatment. The aim of this short communication is to describe the design of a national study, which examine the effect of using patients' electronic PRO-CTCAE reporting with real-time feedback to clinicians on treatment events for breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy. The study's end-points are defined as dose reduction, hospitalization, and febrile neutropenia. This is the first report on the impact of PRO-CTCAE in a national breast cancer population during chemotherapy treatment.

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