Screening tools for multidimensional health problems warranting a geriatric assessment in older cancer patients: an update on SIOG recommendations†.

@article{Decoster2015ScreeningTF,
  title={Screening tools for multidimensional health problems warranting a geriatric assessment in older cancer patients: an update on SIOG recommendations†.},
  author={Lore Decoster and Katrien Van Puyvelde and Supriya Gupta Mohile and Ulrich Wedding and Umberto Basso and Giuseppe Colloca and Siri Rostoft and Janine Overcash and Hans Wildiers and Christopher B Steer and Gretchen G Kimmick and Ravindran Kanesvaran and Andrea Luciani and Catherine Terret and Arti Hurria and Cindy Kenis and Riccardo Alberto Audisio and Martine Extermann},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={288-300}
}
BACKGROUND Screening tools are proposed to identify those older cancer patients in need of geriatric assessment (GA) and multidisciplinary approach. We aimed to update the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) 2005 recommendations on the use of screening tools. MATERIALS AND METHODS SIOG composed a task group to review, interpret and discuss evidence on the use of screening tools in older cancer patients. A systematic review was carried out and discussed by an expert panel… CONTINUE READING
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