Frailty as determined by a comprehensive geriatric assessment-derived deficit-accumulation index in older patients with cancer who receive chemotherapy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • A deficit-accumulation frailty index can be constructed from a CGA in older patients with cancer and can indicate the frailty status of the population. The frailty status so determined is associated both with outcomes likely because of chemotherapy toxicity and with those likely because of age-related physiologic and functional deficits and thus can be useful in the overall assessment of the patient. Cancer 2016;122:3865-3872. © 2016 American Cancer Society.

publication date

  • December 15, 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5138076

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.30269

PubMed ID

  • 27529755

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3865

end page

  • 3872

volume

  • 122

number

  • 24