older adults

2018 ASCO Annual Meeting; #ASCO18
June 1, 2018
Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff

ASCO Annual Meeting 2018: Geriatric Assessment Improves Communication, Racial and Gender Differences in Cancer Treatment, and a Comparison of Cancer Treatment Costs

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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.

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May 21, 2018
Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff

Geriatric Assessment and Cancer Care: Expert Insights

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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.

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February 28, 2017

Cancer, Its Treatment, and Accelerated Aging

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In this podcast from the ASCO Educational Book, Drs. Arti Hurria, Lee Jones, and Hyman Muss talk about how cancer and its treatment can accelerate the effects of aging. They also discuss what is being done to treat and possibly prevent these effects.

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July 26, 2016
Stuart Lichtman, MD

Why Older Adults Need Cancer Research

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Cancer affects many people as they grow older, so it’s important to have scientific research that focuses on older adults. Dr. Stuart Lichtman discusses why studies haven’t focused on older adults in the past and what is being done to change that.

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