Undertreatment trend in elderly lung cancer patients in Brazil

  title={Undertreatment trend in elderly lung cancer patients in Brazil},
  author={Guilherme Jorge Costa and Maria Julia Gonçalves de Mello Mello and Carlos Gil Ferreira and Luiz Claudio Santos Thuler},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology},
Elderly patients with lung cancer tend to be undertreated in comparison to younger patients. The objective of this study is to compare treatment modalities offered to lung cancer patients from 70 years of age or more with patients under 70. For this study, an analytical cross-sectional epidemiological study conducted with data from the Brazilian hospital-based cancer registries between the years 2000 and 2011. In addition, odds ratios (OR) were calculated, with a 95% confidence intervals (95… CONTINUE READING