CAMERA - complete assessment of elderly patients with cancer: A non-randomised feasibility study
Jackson, Gillian; Gabe, Rhian; Johnson, Miriam; Date, Kathryn; Harman, Daniel; Maraveyas, Anthony; Roy, Rajarshi; Lind, Michael J.
Professor Miriam Johnson Miriam.Johnson@hull.ac.uk
Professor Michael Lind M.J.Lind@hull.ac.uk
Foundation Professor of Oncology/ Head of the Joint Centre for Cancer Studies
One of the primary risk factors in the development of cancer is older age. The demographic shift to an ageing population has given rise to an increased number of older patients with cancer. The extreme heterogeneity within this population renders applying standardised treatment pathways hazardous . Disparities in physiological reserve and an increased risk of multiple comorbidities further exacerbates the complexity of cancer treatment management in older patients . Individual modifications to tailor treatment for each specific patient would be the gold standard; thus, detailed patient assessment providing a comprehensive health profile in addition to existing diagnostic test results are paramount when devising a personalised treatment care approach .
|Journal Article Type||Letter|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2019|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Jackson, G., Gabe, R., Johnson, M., Date, K., Harman, D., Maraveyas, A., …Lind, M. J. (2019). CAMERA - complete assessment of elderly patients with cancer: A non-randomised feasibility study. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 10(1), 175-177. doi:10.1016/j.jgo.2018.07.005|
|Keywords||Oncology; Geriatrics and Gerontology|
JGO 2018 25 R2JGO Revised Letter To Editor Final Accepted Version
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