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geriatric oncology

Broadening the Evidence Base for Older Patients: FDA-ASCO Workshop Explores Emerging Strategies

In the not-so-distant past, clinical trials were considered an option only for the young and fit. Enrolling older people “used to be thought unethical,” said Janet Woodcock, MD, Director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), as she opened...

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Older Patients With Cancer: A Growing Population in Need of Evidence-Based Care

The 2013 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Delivering High Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis1 identified the dearth of evidence on older adults as a major quality-of-care issue. The U.S. population is aging at a rapid rate, and cancer is a disease that primarily...

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ASCO Statement: Improving the Evidence Base for Treating Older Adults With Cancer

Older persons are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population and account for the majority of cancer diagnoses and deaths and the majority of cancer survivors. However, since this population is underrepresented in clinical trials, the evidence base for treating older patients is poor. As...

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issues in oncology

ASCO Statement: Improving the Evidence Base for Treating Older Adults With Cancer

Older persons are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population and account for the majority of cancer diagnoses and deaths and the majority of cancer survivors. However, since this population is underrepresented in clinical trials, the evidence base for treating older patients is poor. As...

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