Patient preferences for breast cancer treatments: a discrete choice experiment in France, Ireland, Poland, Spain

The authors wanted to explore what breast cancer patients want the most from their cancer
treatments. For this purpose, their preferences were collected in four European countries via a discrete
choice experiment. The study showed that patients prefer treatments that improve their ability to function
well in their daily lives and reduce their levels of pain. Patients’ preferences for treatment outcomes might
differ from those of the treating clinicians or regulators. Hence, these aspects can be discussed with their
clinicians to make a joint decision on the choice of treatments.

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