Patterns of care in elderly glioblastoma patients.

@article{Iwamoto2008PatternsOC,
  title={Patterns of care in elderly glioblastoma patients.},
  author={Fabio M. Iwamoto and Anne S. Reiner and Katherine S. Panageas and Elena B. Elkin and Lauren Eileen Abrey},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={
          628-34
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the patterns of care in elderly glioblastoma (GBM) patients from a large population-based registry. METHODS We identified a cohort of GBM patients 65 years or older from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results cancer registry data linked with Medicare claims between 1994 and 2002. We assessed the impact of demographic characteristics and comorbidities on the probability of undergoing surgical resection, radiotherapy (RT), and chemotherapy within 3 months of diagnosis… CONTINUE READING
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