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What does RFS stand for?

RFS stands for Relapse-Free Survival

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A second phase II study from the MD Anderson Cancer Center concluded that the effect of fludarabine, cytarabine, filgrastim, and gemtuzumab ozogamicin (FLAG-GO) is a highly effective regimen and has resulted in high rate of relapse-free survival in patients with newly diagnosed patients with core-binding factor AML.
In a separate prospective analysis, the same researchers concluded that intermediate oncologic outcomes indicate LRP is a viable option for treating localized prostate cancer, and that worsening pathologic stage, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, Gleason sum, and margin status negatively affect biochemical relapse-free survival.
Twelve-year follow-up of a later trial that randomised 1,536 patients to tamoxifen alone or to tamoxifen with a chemotherapy mix of cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and 5-fluorouracil (CMFT) showed better relapse-free survival in the CMFT group (89% v 79%) and a higher overall survival (87% v 83%) although the latter difference was not statistically significant.