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Clinical outcomes in radiation oncology at St. Luke's Medical Center: are we at par or even better?.


Miriam Joy C. Calaguas

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Department of Radiation Oncology, - St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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St. Luke
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January-March 2014


Studies on clinical outcomes aim to provide evidence on which interventions work best for each patient in order to deliver the proper treatments and to identify ways to improve the quality and value of care and reduce costs. This compilation of research work aims to report clinical outcomes in St. Luke's Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology (SLMC-DRO) on prostate cancer, breast cancer, arteriovenous malformation, pancreatic cancer and recurrent glioma. We compared these clinical outcomes with those of institutions abroad.


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