Management of colorectal cancer in older patients Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Colorectal Neoplasms

abstract

  • An increasing body of evidence suggests that geriatric patients can benefit from and tolerate standard chemotherapy similarly to younger patients in the settings of both early- and advanced-stage colorectal cancer. Assessment of this unique population requires more comprehensive evaluation in addition to routine history, physical examination, and laboratory tests. Specific considerations of their physiologic functional changes will help physicians better manage these patients. Ongoing studies are now designed to better understand the decisionmaking process, safety profile, and efficacy of various treatment regimens in geriatric patients.

publication date

  • December 2006

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 16841797

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 741

end page

  • 50; discussion 750, 755-6

volume

  • 20

number

  • 7