Senior adult oncology, version 2.2014: Clinical practice guidelines in oncology Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Decision Making
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Neoplasms


  • Cancer is the leading cause of death in older adults aged 60 to 79 years. The biology of certain cancers and responsiveness to therapy changes with the patient's age. Advanced age alone should not preclude the use of effective treatment that could improve quality of life or extend meaningful survival. The challenge of managing older patients with cancer is to assess whether the expected benefits of treatment are superior to the risk in a population with decreased life expectancy and decreased tolerance to stress. These guidelines provide an approach to decision-making in older cancer patients based on comprehensive geriatric assessment and also include disease specific issues related to age in the management of some cancer types in older adults.

publication date

  • January 2014



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 24453295

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 82

end page

  • 126


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