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Symptom Signatures and Diagnostic Timeliness in Cancer Patients: A Review of Current Evidence

Overview of attention for article published in Neoplasia, February 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#45 of 933)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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Title
Symptom Signatures and Diagnostic Timeliness in Cancer Patients: A Review of Current Evidence
Published in
Neoplasia, February 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.neo.2017.11.005
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Authors

Minjoung M. Koo, William Hamilton, Fiona M. Walter, Greg P. Rubin, Georgios Lyratzopoulos

Abstract

Early diagnosis is an important aspect of contemporary cancer prevention and control strategies, as the majority of patients are diagnosed following symptomatic presentation. The nature of presenting symptoms can critically influence the length of the diagnostic intervals from symptom onset to presentation (the patient interval), and from first presentation to specialist referral (the primary care interval). Understanding which symptoms are associated with longer diagnostic intervals to help the targeting of early diagnosis initiatives is an area of emerging research. In this Review, we consider the methodological challenges in studying the presenting symptoms and intervals to diagnosis of cancer patients, and summarize current evidence on presenting symptoms associated with a range of common and rarer cancer sites. We propose a taxonomy of cancer sites considering their symptom signature and the predictive value of common presenting symptoms. Finally, we consider evidence on associations between symptomatic presentations and intervals to diagnosis before discussing implications for the design, implementation, and evaluation of public health or health system interventions to achieve the earlier detection of cancer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 71 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Other 7 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 10%
Student > Master 6 8%
Other 13 18%
Unknown 15 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 8%
Social Sciences 4 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 23 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 March 2018.
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#1,847,901
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Outputs from Neoplasia
#45
of 933 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#71,769
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Outputs of similar age from Neoplasia
#1
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