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issues in oncology

Highlights in Cancer and Aging From the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting

The 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting again demonstrated the Society’s commitment to improving cancer care for all older adults. Pertinent questions related to treatment and management in this population were addressed in educational and oral abstract sessions, clinical science symposia, and case-based...


COVID-19, Cancer, and the Older Adult

An inspiring case series of fit patients aged 98 and older who recovered from hospitalization for COVID-19, published by Huang et al, reminds us that older age may not be a barrier to recovery.1 On behalf of the Cancer and Aging Research Group, we do not support “ageism” in the care of older...

hematologic malignancies

Fitness-Based Treatment of Older Adults With Multiple Myeloma Who Are Transplant-Ineligible: The Changing Landscape

Multiple myeloma is a malignant clonal plasma cell malignancy that primarily affects older adults. Although therapeutic advances have led to improvements in disease-specific and overall survival over the past decade, age-related survival disparities continue to exist. The higher prevalence of...

geriatric oncology

Geriatric Assessment of Transplant-Ineligible Older Adults With Multiple Myeloma: A Novel Approach in the Era of Novel Agents

Myeloma is a disease of aging, with a median age at diagnosis in the United States of 69 years.1 As the population ages, forecasts estimate that, within 20 years, 3 of every 4 people diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the United States will be between the ages of 64 and 84 years.2 In anticipation...