Evaluating the older patient with cancer: understanding frailty and the geriatric assessment.

@article{Pal2010EvaluatingTO,
  title={Evaluating the older patient with cancer: understanding frailty and the geriatric assessment.},
  author={Sumanta Kumar Pal and Vani Katheria and Arti Hurria},
  journal={CA: a cancer journal for clinicians},
  year={2010},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={120-32}
}
The majority of cancer incidence and mortality occurs in individuals aged older than 65 years, and the number of older adults with cancer is projected to significantly increase secondary to the aging of the US population. As such, understanding the changes accompanying age in the context of the cancer patient is of critical importance. Age-related changes can impact tolerance of anticancer therapy and can shift the overall risk-benefit ratio of such treatment. A challenge in implementing… CONTINUE READING
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