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Chemotherapy in the elderly

Khasraw, Mustafa and Marx, Gavin 2008, Chemotherapy in the elderly, Cancer forum, vol. 32, no. 1.

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Title Chemotherapy in the elderly
Author(s) Khasraw, MustafaORCID iD for Khasraw, Mustafa orcid.org/0000-0003-3249-9849
Marx, Gavin
Journal name Cancer forum
Volume number 32
Issue number 1
Total pages 4
Publisher Cancer Council Australia
Place of publication Sydney, N. S. W.
Publication date 2008-03
ISSN 0311-306X
Keyword(s) chemotherapy
elderly patients
treatment options
cancer care
Summary The number of elderly patients with malignancy is growing and is likely to have a major impact on resources, quality of care, health economics and treatment options. Decisions regarding treatment options with chemotherapy are limited by the scarcity of data specifically addressing the issues regarding chemotherapy in the elderly. The problem is further confounded by issues such as co morbidity, poly-pharmacy, cognitive impairments, emotional problems, functional limitations, sensory impairment and a lack of social support. Ageing is associated with specific physiologic changes in functional status, organ function and drug pharmacokinetics. Optimising cancer care and chemotherapy delivery in the elderly requires a better understanding of the specific pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic issues and administration of chemotherapy in this age group. Elderly participation in clinical trials and specific research is essential to guide treatment decisions and further research is required to provide evidence-based models to guide treatment decisions. In an Australian setting, the development of a geriatric oncology specific group as a means of facilitating collaboration with geriatricians, development of specific elderly research programs and clinical trials, education and development of treatment guidelines would further improve outcomes of our elderly patients undergoing cancer treatment.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Cancer Council Australia
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046492

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