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Comment & Response
October 2017

Consider Quality of Life to Improve Quality of Cancer Guidelines

Author Affiliations
  • 1Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (IRST) IRCCS, Meldola (FC), Italy
  • 2Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1537. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3694

To the Editor In an Original Investigation in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Merkow and colleagues1 focused on the lack of clarity in cancer surveillance recommendations because of the prolongation of survival due to the innovative treatment development. They concluded that recommendations of cancer guidelines should be nonambiguous with the aim of optimizing care quality and resource use.

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