older adults

August 21, 2018 · Richard Lin, MD, PhD
A bone marrow/stem cell transplant is an effective treatment option for several cancers, even when the patient is older. Read how you and your doctor can determine if the treatment is right for you. Read More >>
August 16, 2018 · Enrique Soto, MD, MSc
Cultural and language barriers can make it hard for older Hispanic adults in the United States to get quality cancer care. Learn what conversations between patients, families, and health care providers can help ensure the best possible treatment and support. Read More >>
2018 ASCO Annual Meeting; #ASCO18
June 1, 2018 · Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff
Oncology professionals from around the globe are at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting. Today’s key research highlights include the effects of geriatric assessment on patient-doctor communication, treatments for advanced prostate cancer that may work better in black men, the possibility that women are undertreated for head and neck cancer, and a comparison of treatment costs for colorectal cancer between the U.S. and Canada. Read More >>
May 21, 2018 · Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff
ASCO has released guidelines about cancer care for older adults, and one of the main recommendations is for patients receiving chemotherapy to have a geriatric assessment. In this Cancer.Net podcast, 2 experts that helped create these guidelines discuss what a geriatric assessment is and what it means for older adults with cancer. Read More >>
March 27, 2018 · Rachel Freedman, MD, MPH
Mammograms are a very important part of follow-up care in women with breast cancer. But what about older women? How long should they continue to receive mammograms? Read More >>

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