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June 4, 2018

Using a geriatric assessment to evaluate health-related concerns in the routine care of older adults with advanced cancer substantially improved doctor–patient communication.

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May 17, 2018

Although immunotherapy drugs may now provide a treatment option for older patients with cancer who are ineligible for, or whose disease fails, chemotherapy, there are many unanswered questions about the efficacy and adverse effects of immunotherapy in this patient population.

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May 17, 2018

Oncologists are increasingly recognizing the importance of geriatric assessment in treating older adults with cancer.

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May 15, 2018

Supriya G. Mohile, MD, MS, associate professor of medicine at the James Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester, is the recipient of the 2018 B.J. Kennedy Award for Scientific Excellence in Geriatric Oncology.

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May 14, 2018

Cancer is predominantly a disease of older adults, with the majority of new cancer diagnoses occurring in adults over age 65 and the cancer incidence rate peaking around the eighth decade of life.

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June 4, 2017

Multiple studies have found that people age 65 and older are underrepresented in both cancer registration trials and the National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) clinical trials, with only modest improvement over time.

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May 25, 2017

Dr. Jean-Pierre Droz is being honored with the 2017 B.J. Kennedy Award for Scientific Excellence in Geriatric Oncology.

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May 25, 2017

Authors highlight the need to improve cancer care for older adults, who have different needs, values, and physical limitations than other populations of patients with cancer.

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May 26, 2016

Dr. Daneng Li discusses his experience with incorporating geriatric assessment tools and life expectancy calculators into his clinical practice to help guide the shared decision-making process for older adult patients. 

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May 26, 2016

For his commitment to promoting research in elderly patients with cancer, ASCO will award Dr. Pierre Soubeyran the 2016 B.J. Kennedy Award and Lecture for Scientific Excellence in Geriatric Oncology.

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