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Thorax. 2011 Nov;66(11):1016-7. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-200214. Epub 2011 May 27.

Stage classification and prognosis: an intersection of medicine, quantum physics and religion?

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Yale University School of Medicine, 330 Cedar St, Thoracic Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 06520-8062, USA. frank.detterbeck@yale.edu

Abstract

Estimating prognosis is an important part of caring for patients with cancer. However, predicting prognosis is complicated and depends on many factors. Simply amassing more data alone is not the answer; we have to learn to intellectually manage the inherent complexity and uncertainty if we are to make progress.

PMID:
21622938
DOI:
10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-200214
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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