Role of age and health in treatment recommendations for older adults with breast cancer: the perspective of oncologists and primary care providers.

@article{Hurria2008RoleOA,
  title={Role of age and health in treatment recommendations for older adults with breast cancer: the perspective of oncologists and primary care providers.},
  author={Arti Hurria and Florence Lennie Wong and Doojduen Villaluna and Smita Bhatia and Cathie T. Chung and Joanne Mortimer and Sara A. Hurvitz and Arash Naeim},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 33},
  pages={5386-92}
}
PURPOSE To determine the impact of age and health status on adjuvant treatment recommendations for older patients with breast cancer from the perspective of medical oncologists and primary care physicians with geriatric expertise. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred fifty-one oncologists and 158 primary care physicians with geriatric expertise participated in an online survey. The survey described hypothetical patients of varying ages (70, 75, 80, and 85 years) and health status (good, average… CONTINUE READING

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