Utilization of comprehensive geriatric assessment in cancer patients.

  title={Utilization of comprehensive geriatric assessment in cancer patients.},
  author={Cheryl Chia-Hui Chen and Amy Laufer Kenefick and Siew Tzuh Tang and Ruth Mccorkle},
  journal={Critical reviews in oncology/hematology},
  volume={49 1},
A growing and diverse aging population, recent advances in research on aging and cancer, and the fact that a disproportional burden of cancer still occurs in people aged 65 years and older have generated great interest in delivering better cancer care for older adults. This is particularly true as more survivors of cancer live to experience cancer as a chronic disease. Cancer and its treatment precipitate classic geriatric syndromes such as falls, malnutrition, delirium, and urinary… CONTINUE READING

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