Comorbidity assessment and radiotherapy in elderly cancer patients

F. Fiorica, A. Stefanelli, R. Fisichella, U. Tirelli, M. Berretta

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Abstract

More than 60% of all cancer patients in Europe and the USA are older than 65 years at the time of diagnosis. Despite this, elderly patients are generally under-represented in clinical trials. There is a lack of clinical trials to drive evidence-based decision making in the elderly cancer patients. In this review, we address the most important issue surrounding the treatment of older cancer patients: comorbidity assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1605-1606
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume16
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Elderly patients
  • Geriatric oncology
  • Radiochemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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