PART 10: The “KGS Index”
The “KGS Index” (Karindas Index)
The KGS Index (Karindas Index), the guiding key element of the KGS grading, is determined by the total parametric data scores (PTC+MTC+CTC+NTC+MET). Its periodic values make up the KGS Prognostic Profile (Tables 5-8).
The KGS Index provides full ability in prognostic prediction and follow-up and it enables clinicians and researchers to follow, monitor and fully control the whole prognostic stage in clinical oncology. As an essential KGS element, it is used in all the parts of the KGS importantly taking place in KGS pathology reports, KGS Prognostic Profiles (Tables 5-8) and KGS Prognostic Charts (Figures 4-6).
Calculation of the KGS Index:
KGS Index = PTC + MTC + CTC + NTC + MET