Use of comprehensive geriatric assessment in older cancer patients: Recommendations from the task force on CGA of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Advisory Committees
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Geriatrics
  • Health Planning Guidelines
  • Medical Oncology
  • Societies, Medical

abstract

  • A CGA, with or without screening, and with follow-up, should be used in older cancer patients, in order to detect unaddressed problems, improve their functional status, and possibly their survival. The task force cannot recommend any specific tool or approach above others at this point and general geriatric experience should be used.

publication date

  • September 2005

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2005.06.003

PubMed ID

  • 16084735

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 241

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 55

number

  • 3