Medical approach to advanced prostate cancer in older patients
Authors: Falci, C; Brunello, A; Basso, U; Roma, A; Monfardini, S
Source: Aging Health, 1 October 2008, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 481-494(14)
Abstract:Prostate cancer is largely a disease of older men, with more than 90% of mortality observed in patients over 65 years. In the metastatic setting, a number of treatment options are available, with androgen-deprivation therapy being the first-choice, but few studies have examined the feasibility and efficacy of endocrine therapy and chemotherapy in men aged 70 years or older. Since the preservation of quality of life is the main objective of treatment in metastatic prostate cancer, every therapeutic decision should be conditioned by results of a geriatric comprehensive assessment.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1Istituto Oncologico Veneto, IOV, IRCCS, Via Gattamelata 64, 35128, Padova, Italy., Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: October 1, 2008