Improving the Care of Older Adults with Cancer in Your Clinical Practice

June 2 from 7:30 AM-11:00 AM

Course Description

Cancer is a disease of aging. Given the shortage of geriatricians, older adults with cancer who have other health status issues will be often be cared for by oncologists. Many older patients with cancer see their oncology team more than any other provider group, especially those older patients who are getting treatments for cancer. Oncologists will be faced with making complex decisions regarding treatment for older patients with cancer who have complex medical issues.  The ASCO Geriatric Oncology Special Interest Group has recognized this need and is organizing a Case-Based Course to address the needs of older adult oncology patients from diagnosis through survivorship and practical approaches to incorporating available evidence into a patient-centered model of care.

Course Committee

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Supriya Mohile, MD, MS (Co-Chair)
University of Rochester Medical Center

William Tew, MD (Co-Chair)​
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Andrew Chapman, DO, FACP
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

William Dale, MD, PhD
University of Chicago Medical Center

Marie Flannery, PhD, RN, AOCN
University of Rochester Medical Center

Enrique Soto Perez De Celis, MD
City of Hope

 

Course Agenda

7:30 AM—7:45 AM Introduction
7:45 AM—8:15 AM

Individualizing Treatment Decisions Using Geriatric Principles

Supriya Mohile, MD, MS—Chair
University of Rochester Medical Center

 

Heidi Klepin, MD, MS
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Adjuvant Decision-Making and Non-Curative Chemotherapy Decisions

 

Discussion

8:15 AM—9:30 AM

Assessing, Managing, and Preventing Treatment Complications: The Importance of Multi-dimensional Assessment

Supriya Mohile, MD, MS—Chair
University of Rochester Medical Center

 

Selina Chow, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
Part I: Geriatric Assessment Detected Vulnerabilities

 

Allison Magnuson, MD
Rochester University
Part II: Cognitive Complications During and After Therapy

 

Panel Discussion

Selina Chow, MD

Allison Magnuson, MD

Joan Bigane, MSN, APN-NP, Nurse Perspective

Robert Harrison, Patient Advocate

9:30 AM—9:45 AM Break
9:45 AM—11:00 AM

Post Treatment Survivorship

William Tew, MD—Chair
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 

Josie Van Londen, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Part I: Care Coordination Post Treatment and the Impact of Cancer Treatment on Other Chronic Conditions

 

Amy Mackenzie, MD
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Part II: Geriatric Assessment Strategies for the End-of-Life Care

 

Panel Discussion

Josie Van Londen, MD

Amy Mackenzie, MD

Beverly Canin, Patient Advocate

Mary McCabe, Nurse Perspective