Same old story? Do we need to modify our supportive care treatment of elderly cancer patients? Focus on antiemetics.

@article{Gridelli2004SameOS,
  title={Same old story? Do we need to modify our supportive care treatment of elderly cancer patients? Focus on antiemetics.},
  author={Cesare Gridelli},
  journal={Drugs & aging},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 13},
  pages={825-32}
}
The incidence of cancer is highest among individuals > or =65 years of age. Physiological changes associated with aging, such as cognitive decline, renal and hepatic dysfunction, can often complicate treatment options, and the elderly represent a particular challenge to the oncologist because of the high incidence of comorbidity and polypharmacy. Effective… CONTINUE READING