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Geriatric Oncology

Coping With Aging and Cancer: Psychosocial Factors and Geriatric-Specific Interventions

You can’t control the wind, but you can adjust your sails,” said Mindy Greenstein, PhD, consulting psychologist and author, to begin her talk at the 2015 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, held in July in Washington, DC. The sense of this proverb pervaded the entire session on cancer and aging....

Geriatric Oncology

ASCO 2015: Geriatric Oncology Highlights

The theme of the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting, Illumination and Innovation, is especially appropriate as we consider the field of geriatric oncology. For too long, the elderly cancer patient has remained in the dark regarding treatment planning, clinical trial enrollment, and shared decision-making....

Geriatric Oncology

Geriatric Oncology in Europe: A Commitment to Improving Cancer Care for Older Patients

In Europe, the field of geriatric oncology has a long history of development, and its organization and implementation continue to improve every day. This would not have happened without the strong commitment of national authorities to health policies, a critical success factor. Four Missions In...

Issues in Oncology
Geriatric Oncology

Clinical Trial Design in Older Patients

Geriatrics for the Oncologist is guest edited by Stuart Lichtman, MD, FACP, FASCO, and developed in collaboration with the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG). Visit SIOG.org for more on geriatric oncology.   Increasing age is directly associated with an increasing risk of cancer,...

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