Multidimensional geriatric evaluation in elderly cancer patients: A practical approach

U. Basso, S. Monfardini

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Abstract

Management of cancer in the elderly population is currently perceived as one of the major challenges for clinical research in medical oncology. Multidisciplinary evaluation of the malignant disease and multidimensional assessment of the host represent the key element for correct decision making. Standard methods developed by pioneer geriatric oncologists will be summarized in this review, along with some practical suggestions on when and how they should be employed. Future perspectives concerning some critical issues in multidimensional geriatric assessment will be discussed as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-433
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Care
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Comorbidity
  • Elderly
  • Geriatric assessment
  • Informed consent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Oncology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)

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