Frailty and malnutrition predictive of mortality risk in older patients with advanced colorectal cancer receiving chemotherapy.

@article{Aaldriks2013FrailtyAM,
  title={Frailty and malnutrition predictive of mortality risk in older patients with advanced colorectal cancer receiving chemotherapy.},
  author={Ab A Aaldriks and Lydia G M van der Geest and Erik J Giltay and Saskia le Cessie and Johanneke E. A. Portielje and Bea C. Tanis and Johan W. R. Nortier and Ed Maartense},
  journal={Journal of geriatric oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={
          218-26
        }
}
INTRODUCTION In general, geriatric assessment (GA) provides the combined information on comorbidity and functional, nutritional and psychosocial status and may be predictive for mortality outcome of cancer patients. The impact of geriatric assessment on the outcome of older patients with colorectal cancer treated with chemotherapy is largely unknown. METHODS In a prospective study, 143 patients with colorectal cancer who were 70years and older were assessed before chemotherapy by Mini… CONTINUE READING

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