A prognostic survival model published in JAMA Network Open was able to accurately predict changing cancer survival risk over time using clinical, symptom, and performance status data.1
Moreover, the model, titled PROVIEW, appears to have the potential to be a useful prognostic tool that can be completed by patients. The researchers also suggested that these findings may support the earlier integration of palliative care.
“Because the model covariates can be completed by patients, PROVIEW may be a useful patient- facing online tool, allowing them to prepare questions around goals of care and treatment preferences before an oncologist visit,” the authors wrote. “In this way, PROVIEW could help patients and families initiate conversations with practitioners about the changing disease trajectory and explore the benefits of palliative care supports earlier.”