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How geriatric assessments could improve cancer care for older patients

In a move to improve cancer care for older adults, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is recommending that all patients age 65 and older receive a geriatric assessment when considering or under... read more

Geriatric Assessment Does Not Improve Survival in Elderly NSCLC Patients

Allocating chemotherapy treatment based on a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) failed to improve treatment failure-free survival (TFFS) or overall survival (OS) in elderly patients with advance... read more

Cancer Patients are 4 Times More Likely to Commit Suicide

In contrast, elderly patients who are diagnosed ... Additionally, Zaorsky said the study could help clinicians develop survivorship programs, which aim to care for and improve the quality of life for ... read more

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Suicide risk more than quadruples for people with cancer

In contrast, elderly patients ... said the study could help clinicians develop survivorship programs, which aim to care for and improve the quality of life for cancer patients that have gone ... read more


Reliability, Validity, and Feasibility of a Computer-Based Geriatric Assessment for Older Adults With Cancer

Patients of any performance status could enroll in this study ... Ultimately, we hope that the geriatric assessment–driven interventions will improve the quality of care of older adults who are underg... read more

Suicide risk spikes for people with cancer

In contrast, elderly patients who are diagnosed ... Further, the study could help clinicians develop survivorship programs, which aim to care for and improve the quality of life for cancer patients th... read more

Suicide risk 4 times worse for cancer patients, study finds — What clinicians can do to help

15 percent of the dataset — 13,311 cancer patients — died by suicide, a rate of 28.58 per 100,000 people. That’s more than four times the general population’s risk, according to Penn State. Elderly .. ... read more

'I Was Furious Then and I'm Furious Now': The Real Cost of Cancer Care

Moreover, he said that discussions over the costs of cancer care have the potential to improve care delivery ... treatments for aggressive cancer. Patients can end up taking them for many years, resul... read more

Suicide risk more than quadruples for people with cancer: Study

In contrast, elderly patients who are diagnosed ... Additionally, Zaorsky said the study could help clinicians develop survivorship programs, which aim to care for and improve the quality of life for ... read more

Management of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in Older Patients: How Is It Different?

While increasing age is generally associated with a decreasing incidence of triple-negative breast cancer ... Care. 2007;5:107-14. 19. Kenis C, Bron D, Libert Y, et al. Relevance of a systematic geria... read more



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