Features of cancer in nonagenarians and centenarians.

  title={Features of cancer in nonagenarians and centenarians.},
  author={Sidney L. Saltzstein and Cynthia A Behling and Rebecca N. Baergen},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={46 8},
OBJECTIVE To describe the incidence rates and sites of cancer, the causes of death, and gender and ethnic variations in patients with cancer in a population of people 90 years of age and older. DESIGN Analysis of the 14,088 cases of cancer in this age group, accessioned by the California Cancer Registry from 1988 through 1993, and comparison with those less than age 90. MEASUREMENTS Incidence rates and numbers and percents of cases with various features (gender, ethnicity, site of tumor… CONTINUE READING