Chemotherapy in Elderly Patients with Gastric Cancer

  title={Chemotherapy in Elderly Patients with Gastric Cancer},
  author={Hyeong Su Kim and Jung Han Kim and Ji Won Kim and Byung Chun Kim},
  booktitle={Journal of Cancer},
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most frequent malignant diseases in the elderly. Systemic chemotherapy showed an improvement of quality of life and survival benefit compared to supportive care alone in patients with advanced GC. Because comorbidities or age-related changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics may lead to higher toxicity, however, many oncologists hesitate to recommend elderly patients to receive chemotherapy. Available data suggest that elderly patients with GC are able… CONTINUE READING
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