Onco-geriatric approach for the management of older patients with cancer

Antonia Carla Testa, Giovanni Scambia, Roberto Bernabei, Giovanni Gambassi, Matteo Cesari, Giuseppe Ferdinando Colloca, Francesco Cerullo, Alessandro Ferrini, Elvira Foti, Michele Ciaburri

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Abstract

The number of older cancer patients is increasing with global aging of the population. A close interaction between oncologists and geriatricians becomes necessary to (1) better evaluate the elders' health status, (2) determine their residual clinical/biological reserves, and (3) optimize the provided medical care. In fact, aggressive antineoplastic managements are often denied to older patients, possibly because of the common misconception suggesting older age and/or clinical complexity as absolute contraindications to advanced treatments.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)153-159
Numero di pagine7
RivistaJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume12
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology Service, Hospital
  • Patient Care Management
  • Switzerland

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