Treatment of prostate cancer in unfit senior adult patients

Cristina Falci, Elisabetta Morello, Jean Pierre Droz

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Prostate cancer is a disease typical of the elderly with a peak of incidence at 80 years. As most patients aged ≥70 years show impairment of physical and/or cognitive performance, a complete geriatric assessment should be mandatory before planning any oncological treatment, in order to remove treatable conditions and to estimate the individual cancer-independent survival probability. In unfit patients with early prostate cancer watchful waiting represent the best strategy when the chance of living

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-527
Number of pages6
JournalCancer Treatment Reviews
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009


  • Chemotherapy
  • Elderly
  • Geriatric assessment
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Prostate cancer
  • Radiotherapy
  • Unfit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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