The SISAQOL Consortium aims to provide recommendations to standardize the analysis of patient reported outcome data in cancer RCTs.

Measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and other patient-reported outcomes (PRO) generate important data in cancer randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assist in evaluating the risks and benefits of cancer therapies, and fostering patient-centered cancer care.

However, the various ways these measures are analyzed and interpreted make it difficult to compare results across trials. This hinders the application of research findings to inform publications, product labelling, clinical guidelines and health policy.

To address these problems, the Setting International Standards in Analyzing Patient-Reported Outcomes and Quality of Life Endpoints Data (SISAQOL) initiative was established.

This international multidisciplinary consortium, directed by the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), was convened to provide recommendations to standardize the analysis of HRQoL and other PRO data in cancer RCTs.


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PRESS RELEASE: Researchers develop first international standards for quality of life measurement in cancer

31st January 2020BY MARY RICE

For the first time, recommendations for the analysis of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in cancer clinical trials have been developed by an international group of experts. The recommendations will help to determine more consistent and comparable Quality of Life (QoL) results from clinical trials…

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