Patient-reported outcomes for symptom monitoring in oncology - Lunchtime Lecture
- Murray Learning Centre (R28 on Campus map)
Institute of Advanced Studies Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Professor Ethan Basch is an oncologist and Director of Cancer Outcomes Research at the University of North Carolina. His research group established that up to half of patients’ symptom side effects go undetected during cancer treatment and clinical trials, and that patient engagement and questionnaires substantially improve detection. His team determined that integrating web-based patient-reported symptoms into oncology clinical practice improves clinical outcomes and reduces health service utilization. His team created a system for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to collect patient-reported side effects during cancer trials called the ‘PRO-CTCAE.’ Dr. Basch is also involved in efforts to bring PROs into comparative effectiveness research, routine care, and quality improvement. He is a member of the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s Board of Scientific Advisors, PCORI’s Methodology Committee, and is an Associate Editor at JAMA.