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supportive care
palliative care

Caring for the Frail, Older Patient With Cancer: Four Practical Approaches

Cancer may be a disease of aging, but data suggest that older patients with cancer are undertreated, especially with respect to chemotherapy. One analysis showed that approximately 40% of patients in their 70s—and 60% of patients in their 80s—do not receive adjuvant therapy after surgery for colon...

geriatric oncology

Falls in Older Patients With Cancer: Recognizing and Reducing the Risk

In older patients, a current or previous cancer diagnosis confers a 15% to 20% greater risk of suffering a fall.1 Defined as an “unexpected event in which the participant comes to rest on the ground, floor, or lower level,” a fall occurs in 30% to 50% of cancer patients 65 years of age or...

supportive care
palliative care

Supportive Care Research Runs the Gamut from Genetic Markers of Treatment Side Effects to Neuropathic Pain Therapies

Attendees from around the world gathered for the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO) International Symposium on Supportive Care in Cancer, held June 28–30 in New York. Below are highlights from the meeting, representing...

gynecologic cancers
geriatric oncology

Gynecologic Cancer in the Older Patient: The Activities of the Elderly Working Group of NRG Oncology

Geriatrics for the Oncologist is guest edited by Stuart Lichtman, MD, and developed in collaboration with the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG). Visit SIOG.org for more on geriatric oncology.   The elderly population in the United States is growing, and by the year 2050, persons...

gynecologic cancers

Previous Oral Contraceptive Use May Be Associated With Better Outcomes in Patients With Ovarian Cancer

Patients who develop ovarian cancer appear to have better outcomes if they have a history of oral contraceptive use, according to a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published by Jatoi et al in BMC Cancer. “Multiple studies from a variety of sources have indicated that oral contraceptives are ...

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