Validating Prediction Tools for Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Outcomes
Decisions about prostate cancer treatment are difficult because of the risks of developing sexual and urinary problems. This study intends to refine and validate a model that predicts problems encountered by prostate cancer patients after treatment. Using 10 years of clinical data, Dr. Haskins’ goal is to derive more accurate, tailored information on risks of side effects based on a patient’s personal characteristics prior to treatment. Ultimately her research team hopes this prediction tool will provide patients and clinicians with valuable information to help inform treatment decisions.