Combined modality therapy in the elderly population.

  title={Combined modality therapy in the elderly population.},
  author={Lilie Lin and Stephen M. Hahn},
  journal={Current treatment options in oncology},
  volume={10 3-4},
The incidence of cancer among older patients continues to rise. The use of combined modality therapy has improved survival in a variety of malignancies, including rectal, head and neck, and lung cancer; however, the addition of chemotherapy increases substantially the toxicities of treatment. Elderly patients have generally been excluded from prospective clinical trials and as such, there is a lack of evidence-based data with regards to the most appropriate treatment. Age itself should not be… CONTINUE READING

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