Geriatric assessments should be a routine part of oncology care for all older patients prior to starting cancer therapy, an Australian randomised controlled trial has shown. A one hour assessment by a geriatrician and a personalised plan to address patient vulnerabilities when starting treatment led to significant improvements in patient health outcomes and also reduced ...
‘Staging the ageing’: why all older cancer patients should have geriatric assessments
By Michael Woodhead
2 Jun 2020