The assessment and management of older cancer patients: A SIOG surgical task force survey on surgeons' attitudes.

@article{Ghignone2016TheAA,
  title={The assessment and management of older cancer patients: A SIOG surgical task force survey on surgeons' attitudes.},
  author={Federico Ghignone and Barbara van Leeuwen and Isacco Montroni and Monique G. Huisman and Ponnandai Sadasivan Somasundar and Kwok Leung Cheung and Riccardo Alberto Audisio and Giampaolo Ugolini},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={297-302}
}
AIM The Surgical Task Force at SIOG (International Society of Geriatric Oncology) designed this survey to explore the surgical oncologists' approach toward elderly cancer patients. METHODS A web-based survey was sent to all members of ESSO (European Society of Surgical Oncology) and SSO (Society of Surgical Oncology). RESULTS Two hundred and fifty-one surgeons responded (11% response rate) with a main interest on breast (62.1%), colorectal (43%) and hepatobiliary (27.4%) surgery. Almost all… CONTINUE READING
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