Adjuvant chemotherapy in elderly patients with early breast cancer. Impact of age and comprehensive geriatric assessment on tumor board proposals.

@article{Barthlmy2011AdjuvantCI,
  title={Adjuvant chemotherapy in elderly patients with early breast cancer. Impact of age and comprehensive geriatric assessment on tumor board proposals.},
  author={Philippe Barth{\'e}l{\'e}my and Damien Heitz and Carole Mathelin and H Polesi and Ir{\`e}ne Asmane and Val{\`e}re Litique and Luk{\'a}{\vs} Rob and J. P. Bergerat and J J Kurtz},
  journal={Critical reviews in oncology/hematology},
  year={2011},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={196-204}
}
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Elderly breast cancer (EBC) patients are often denied adjuvant chemotherapy because of age. Breast cancer is among the most frequent cancer in Western Countries and recent data suggest that adjuvant chemotherapy could be active in selected elderly patients. We investigated the impact of age and comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) among other variables taken into account in tumor boards to recommend adjuvant chemotherapy in EBC patients. METHOD(S) We retrospectively… CONTINUE READING

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