Advances in geriatric oncology
Authors: Terret, Catherine; Zulian, Gilbert; Droz, Jean-Pierre
Source: Aging Health, 1 April 2009, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 165-169(5)
Abstract:The International Society of Geriatric Oncology, founded in New York (NY, USA) in 2000, holds its annual congress either in Europe or in North America. The objective of the meeting is to bring together geriatricians, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and all health professionals involved in the management of senior adult patients. The attendance is composed of all specialists concerned with the treatment of cancer in senior adults. This year, the meeting took place in Montreal, Canada. It was chaired by Jean Latreille (Montreal, Canada) who coordinated the Scientific Committee. The meeting was organized around plenary sessions, parallel sessions and poster displays, as well as oral presentations. The sessions focused on the management of different diseases, but also on specific topics. There was, for instance, a session named ‘‘facing the complexity’’, and other sessions exploring geriatric assessment and screening for geriatric health problems, the impact of cancer screening and prevention, the role of surgery, the importance of polypharmacy and the use of targeted drugs in senior adults, as well as an update of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology recommendations.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Medical Oncology, Centre Lééon-Béérard, Claude-Bernard Lyon 1 University, Projet Lyonnais d’’OncoGéériatrie (PROLOG), 69008, Lyon, France., Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: April 1, 2009