Treatment of Breast Cancer in the Elderly.

  title={Treatment of Breast Cancer in the Elderly.},
  author={Rachel A Freedman},
  journal={Current oncology reports},
  volume={17 11},
Despite the fact that the US population is aging and the numbers of older patients with breast cancer are increasing, many questions remain on how to optimally treat this patient population. Accrual of older cancer patients to clinical trials has been stagnant, and consequently, evidence-based recommendations are often limited by a lack of prospective data to inform decisions. Increasingly, one's functional status has been recognized as a critical factor in predicting for treatment toxicity… CONTINUE READING
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