Incorporating biomarkers into cancer and aging research.

  title={Incorporating biomarkers into cancer and aging research.},
  author={Joleen M Hubbard and Harvey Jay Cohen and Hyman Bernard Muss},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={32 24},
The challenge in treating the older adult with cancer is accurately accounting for and adapting management to the heterogeneity in health status of the individual patient. Many oncologists recognize that chronological age alone should not be the determinant when deciding on a treatment regimen. Easily measurable markers that provide an assessment of functional age would be ideal to assess frailty, which may predispose the patient to complications from cancer treatment, including increased… CONTINUE READING
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