elderly patients

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from Targeted Oncology curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Once bladder cancer has infiltrated the muscle wall in elderly patients, it becomes challenging to treat. New drugs and immunotherapies show some promise.

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    Emphasizing Oncogeriatrics

    With: Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti, MD

    A Q&A with Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti, MD, Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom, and Chair of the Young Interest Group of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG); nicolo.battisti@gmail.com Q: Everyone knows that the practice of pediatric oncology is very different from adult oncology. How does the growing field of oncogeriatrics differ from… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from Medical Xpress curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Ageism (bias against the elderly) is a real issue in the selection of patients to be included in clinical trials. A new study demonstrates how such bias may harm the elderly with renal cell carcinoma.

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  •   Emma Shtivelman, PhD

    Excerpt:

    A new study from Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki and the Finnish Cancer Registry shows that survival after glioblastoma has improved since the millennium. The improvement in survival was, however, modest in elderly patients, raising concerns whether current treatment strategies are optimal for this patient group.

    “Glioblastoma is the most common brain , and one of the deadliest cancers known. Unfortunately, there is no cure for these rapidly progressing tumors.”

    Go to full article published by Medical Xpress on Oct 16, 2018.

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