Adjuvant treatment recommendations in older women with breast cancer-A survey of oncologists Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Medical Oncology
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'

abstract

  • Among these medical oncologists who primarily treat breast cancer adjuvant treatment recommendations vary based on patient age, health, and functional status. Future studies are needed to correlate age, health, and functional status with the risks and benefits of adjuvant therapy so that consensus guidelines can be formed. A more comprehensive baseline assessment of the older patient, such as can be derived from a comprehensive geriatric assessment may be useful in this regard.

publication date

  • March 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2006.09.002

PubMed ID

  • 17098441

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 255

end page

  • 60

volume

  • 61

number

  • 3