Median overall survival

What is Median overall survival?

Median overall survival meaning The length of time from either the date of diagnosis or the start of treatment for a disease, such as cancer, that half of the patients in a group of patients diagnosed with the disease are still alive. In a clinical trial, measuring the median overall survival is one way to see how well a new treatment works.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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