Challenges in the management of geriatric oncology patients

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When it comes to the management and treatment of geriatric oncology patients, it is important to recognise that this population has its own requirements, consequent on the possible additional risk factors associated with an ageing immune system

You will learn:

  • How the population of older people is increasing in our region and in other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
  • The different physiological changes related to ageing and how they impact clinical care
  • The importance of including older patients in clinical trials
  • The impact of age-related physiological changes on drug pharmacokinetics
  • The importance of performing thorough geriatric assessments before initiating cancer therapy in older patients


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