Assessing older prostate cancer patients for chemotherapy: recommendations from the International Society of Geriatric Oncology
Authors: Droz, Jean-Pierre; Terret, Catherine
Source: Aging Health, 1 June 2010, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 365-369(5)
Abstract:Prostate cancer in elderly patients is a major health concern. A panel of prostate cancer specialists and geriatric oncologists has developed specific treatment guidelines for this population. These guidelines are valid, internationally accepted and compulsory. However, they must be adapted during the decision-making process as a function of the patient’s health status. Health status screening is based on dependence, nutrition and evaluation of comorbidities. Patients are divided into four health status-based groups that allow adaptations of cancer treatment with androgen deprivation, chemotherapy and palliative treatment.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1Department of Medical Oncology, Geriatric Oncology Program, Centre Léon-Bérard, Lyon Geriatric Oncology Program (PROLOG), Claude-Bernard Lyon 1 University, Centre Léon-Bérard, 28 rue Laennec, 69008 Lyon, France
Publication date: June 1, 2010