Senior adult oncology, version 2.2014: Clinical practice guidelines in oncology

Arti Hurria, Tanya Wildes, Sarah L. Blair, Ilene S. Browner, Harvey Jay Cohen, Mollie De Shazo, Efrat Dotan, Barish H. Edil, Martine Extermann, Apar Kishor P. Ganti, Holly M. Holmes, Reshma Jagsi, Mohana B. Karlekar, Nancy L. Keating, Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki, June M. McKoy, Bruno C. Medeiros, Ewa Mrozek, Tracey O'Connor, Hope S. RugoRandall W. Rupper, Rebecca A. Silliman, Derek L. Stirewalt, William P. Tew, Louise C. Walter, Alva B. Weir, Mary Anne Bergman, Hema Sundar

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Abstract

Cancer is the leading cause of death in older adults aged 60 to 79 years. The biology of certain cancers and responsiveness to therapy changes with the patient's age. Advanced age alone should not preclude the use of effective treatment that could improve quality of life or extend meaningful survival. The challenge of managing older patients with cancer is to assess whether the expected benefits of treatment are superior to the risk in a population with decreased life expectancy and decreased tolerance to stress. These guidelines provide an approach to decision-making in older cancer patients based on comprehensive geriatric assessment and also include diseasespecific issues related to age in the management of some cancer types in older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-126
Number of pages45
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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  • Oncology

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    Hurria, A., Wildes, T., Blair, S. L., Browner, I. S., Cohen, H. J., De Shazo, M., Dotan, E., Edil, B. H., Extermann, M., Ganti, A. K. P., Holmes, H. M., Jagsi, R., Karlekar, M. B., Keating, N. L., Korc-Grodzicki, B., McKoy, J. M., Medeiros, B. C., Mrozek, E., O'Connor, T., ... Sundar, H. (2014). Senior adult oncology, version 2.2014: Clinical practice guidelines in oncology. JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 12(1), 82-126. https://doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2014.0009