Adjuvant treatment recommendations in older women with breast cancer-A survey of oncologists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Practice Patterns, Physicians'
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.