Economic evaluation of high-dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation for patients with breast cancer of stage II or IIIA with more than 10 positive lymph nodes at surgical excision. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs Schulman, K. A., Glick, H. A. 1995: 45-50


Several issues related to the design of a multi-year study of the outcome of high-dose chemotherapy with bone marrow transplant for patients with metastatic breast cancer have been discussed. Important considerations include an understanding of the types of data that would be collected through the study period, an assessment of treatment benefits and complications, an understanding of the valuation of differences in resource consumption across treatment arms, and an informed definition of the study population to include in the economic assessment. The resulting analysis will help patients and policy makers better understand the impact of aggressive treatment options for breast cancer patients.

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