Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer in the older adult.

  title={Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer in the older adult.},
  author={Christopher B Steer},
  journal={Current treatment options in oncology},
  volume={10 3-4},
The treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer in the older adult presents many challenges. The standard of care is cytoreductive surgery with the aim of achieving minimal residual disease. Surgery is then usually followed by six cycles of platinum-taxane chemotherapy. Older patients often have comorbidities which limit treatment choice and increase the risk of major surgical procedures. Platinum-based chemotherapy is generally well tolerated in fit elderly patients but can result in more toxicity… CONTINUE READING
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