Prevention of neutropenia-related events in elderly patients with hematological cancer
Authors: Klastersky, Jean; Gombos, Andrea; Georgala, Aspasia; Awada, Ahmad
Source: Aging Health, 1 December 2011, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 829-842(14)
Abstract:The aging of the population makes it necessary to define more precisely the needs of elderly patients in terms of anticancer therapy as the number of older cancer patients is expected to increase. There is evidence that many elderly cancer patients can benefit from relatively aggressive treatments, provided major side effects can be prevented or treated. In patients with hematological malignancies, infection is the most common and threatening complication resulting from chemotherapy administration. Discussion of the prevention of infection in the setting described above is the aim of this paper.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2011