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.

Cesari, M., Colloca, G. F., Cerullo, F., Ferrini, A., Testa, A. C., Foti, E., Ciaburri, M., Scambia, G., Bernabei, R., Gambassi, G., Onco-geriatric approach for the management of older patients with cancer, <<JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION>>, 2011; 12 (2): 153-159. [doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2010.06.008] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/37364]

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

Cesari, Matteo;Colloca, Giuseppe Ferdinando;Cerullo, Francesco;Ferrini, Alessandro;Testa, Antonia Carla;Foti, Elvira;Ciaburri, Michele;Scambia, Giovanni;Bernabei, Roberto;Gambassi, Giovanni
2011

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.
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Cesari, M., Colloca, G. F., Cerullo, F., Ferrini, A., Testa, A. C., Foti, E., Ciaburri, M., Scambia, G., Bernabei, R., Gambassi, G., Onco-geriatric approach for the management of older patients with cancer, <>, 2011; 12 (2): 153-159. [doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2010.06.008] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/37364]
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