Cancer Immunotherapy in Older Patients.

@article{Marrone2017CancerII,
  title={Cancer Immunotherapy in Older Patients.},
  author={Kristen A. Marrone and Patrick M. Forde},
  journal={Cancer journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={219-222}
}
Advancing age remains one of the most significant risk factors for cancer development. Changes in the immune system occur with aging, and likely play a role in the increased incidence of malignancy in older patients. With the advent of immune checkpoint inhibitors, and their use in a variety of malignancies, there has been an explosion of clinical trials evaluating their use. Unfortunately, these trials have not shown consistent results in elderly patients, nor have age-specific outcomes been… CONTINUE READING
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