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Management of Cancer in the Older Age Person: An Approach to ComplexMedical Decisions

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Vallet Regí, María and Manzano García, Miguel and Rodríguez Manas, L. and Checa López, Marta and Aapro, Matti and Balducci, Lodovico (2017) Management of Cancer in the Older Age Person: An Approach to ComplexMedical Decisions. The Oncologist, 22 . pp. 335-342. ISSN 1083-7159 (In Press)

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Abstract

The management of cancer in older aged people is becoming a common problem due to the aging of the population. There are many variables determining the complex situation that are interconnected. Some of them can be assessed, such as risk of mortality and risk of treatment complications, but many others are still unknown, such as the course of disease, the host-related factors that influence cancer aggressiveness, and the phenotype heralding risk of permanent treatment-related damage.
This article presents a dynamic and personalized approach to older people with cancer based on our experience on aging,
cancer, and their biological interactions. Also, novel treatments and management approaches to older individuals, based on their functional age and their social and emotional needs, are thoughtfully explored here.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aging and Cancer, Geriatric Oncology, Personalized Treatment, Complexity of Cancer in the Elderly
Subjects:Medical sciences > Medicine > Oncology
Medical sciences > Pharmacy > Inorganic chemistry
ID Code:41700
Deposited On:22 May 2017 08:11
Last Modified:15 Feb 2018 09:18

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