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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927761/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-and-caring-for-the-older-person-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Janine Overcash, Mary Alice Momeyer
OBJECTIVES: To discuss the evolution and effectiveness of the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), the need for interprofessional collaboration, and the role of oncology nurses in the assessment and care coordination of the older patient with cancer. DATA SOURCES: Historical and recent publications. CONCLUSION: Oncology nurses collect and synthesize geriatric data and can be a central resource to the multidisciplinary team. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Oncology nurses can incorporate CGA and results into their practice to enhance the care of the older person...
September 15, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923227/advancing-treatment-approach-to-the-older-patient-with-cancer-through-clinical-trials-participation
#2
REVIEW
Efrat Dotan
The aging of the population worldwide brings a "Tsunami" of older patients to oncology practices. Oncologists are faced with determining the fitness of patients for therapy and tailoring appropriate therapy. Ongoing treatment of this patient population is challenging because of physiologic changes of aging, comorbidities, and various geriatric syndromes. Underrepresentation of older patients in clinical trials results in a gap in knowledge and lack of clear evidence to guide treatment approach. In recent years, some advancements have been made with publication of elderly specific studies...
October 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914998/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-distant-metastases-of-adenocarcinoma-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-urothelial-carcinoma-an-autopsy-study-of-older-japanese-patients
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Yoko Matsuda, Atsuko Seki, Keisuke Nonaka, Mototsune Kakizaki, Tan Wang, Junko Aida, Naoshi Ishikawa, Yuta Nakano, Daita Kaneda, Tadayuki Takata, Junko Takahashi-Fujigasaki, Shigeo Murayama, Kaiyo Takubo, Toshiyuki Ishiwata, Motoji Sawabe, Tomio Arai
AIM: We aimed to clarify the characteristics of malignancies in older adults focusing on distant metastasis in the whole body. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 7710 cases of autopsies (4011 men, 3699 women, median age of 80 years), and analyzed the characteristics of metastasis of adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and urothelial carcinoma in each organ. RESULTS: The total number of cases with adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or urothelial carcinoma was 2856, and most of them were adenocarcinomas...
September 15, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914366/geriatric-assessment-with-management-intervention-in-older-adults-with-cancer-a-randomized-pilot-study
#4
Allison Magnuson, Tatyana Lemelman, Chintan Pandya, Molly Goodman, Marcus Noel, Mohammed Tejani, David Doughtery, William Dale, Arti Hurria, Michelle Janelsins, Feng Vankee Lin, Charles Heckler, Supriya Mohile
BACKGROUND: Older adults receiving cancer therapy have heightened risk for treatment-related toxicity. Geriatric assessment (GA) can identify impairments, which may contribute to vulnerability and adverse outcomes. GA management interventions can address these impairments and have the potential to improve outcomes when implemented. METHODS: We conducted a randomized pilot study comparing GA with management interventions versus usual care in patients with stage III/IV solid tumor malignancies (N = 71)...
September 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904969/sociodemographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-centenarians-in-mexico-city
#5
Valdés-Corchado Pedro, Ruiz-Hernández Arturo, Pérez-Moreno Alejandro, Rosas-Carrasco Oscar
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence about the demography and health status of adults aged 100 years and over in Latin America and there are no studies in Mexico. OBJECTIVES: To describe the demographic characteristics and health status of centenarians residing in Mexico City. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study using a population base of 393 community-dwelling centenarians in Mexico City. A comprehensive geriatric assessment was performed, including demographic information and health status...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890328/are-phase-i-trials-safe-for-older-patients
#6
REVIEW
Capucine Baldini, Olivia Le Saux, Carole Helissey, Sandrine Aspeslagh, Eduardo Castanon, Andreea Varga, Anas Gazzah, Rastio Bahleda, Olivier Mir, Christophe Massard, Jean-Charles Soria, Antoine Hollebecque
Phase I clinical trials in oncology primarily aim to assess the toxicity profile of new drugs and determine recommended phase II doses (RP2D). Since the cancer rate increases with age and our population is continually aging, RP2D must necessarily be assessed in older patients. Few clinical studies include older patients, however, and particularly few Phase I trials. We reviewed published data on the safety and efficacy of Phase I trials in older patients. The majority of studies included primarily young, fit patients, with age thresholds varying widely from 65 to 80years...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888556/telehealth-in-older-adults-with-cancer-in-the-united-states-the-emerging-use-of-wearable-sensors
#7
REVIEW
John Shen, Arash Naeim
As the aging and cancer populations in the world continue to increase, the need for complements to traditional geriatric assessments and the logical incorporation of fast and reliable telehealth tools have become interlinked. In the United States, studies examining the use of telehealth for chronic disease management have shown promising results in small groups. The implementation of health technology on a broader scale requires older adults to both accept and adapt such innovation into routine medical care...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888555/functional-impairment-prior-to-major-non-cardiac-surgery-is-associated-with-mortality-within-one-year-in-elderly-patients-with-gastrointestinal-gynaecological-and-urogenital-cancer-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
#8
Maren Schmidt, Rahel Eckardt, Sarah Altmeppen, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke, Claudia Spies
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prognostic value of elements of the Geriatric Assessment, in particular the Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test and the Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) for one-year post-operative mortality in elderly patients with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective cohort study included patients 65years of age or older undergoing elective major surgery for cancer between June 2008 and June 2010. Preoperative functional status was measured by the TUG Test and the Barthel Index of ADL Cognitive state was assessed by the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884400/nutrition-and-aging-a-practicing-oncologist-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Rishi Jain, Efrat Dotan
Malnutrition is common in patients with cancer and is associated with a variety of negative outcomes. These can include reduced treatment tolerance and worsened cancer prognosis. Various aspects of aging, including sensory, physical, or psychosocial changes, place older patients at a particularly high risk for malnutrition, and these geriatric factors must be identified early and addressed. Despite the lack of available evidence on the optimal nutritional interventions for older adults with cancer, the oncologist must be prepared to address the common nutritional concerns that arise in both advanced cancer and survivorship settings...
September 7, 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881570/diagnostic-performance-of-gait-speed-g8-and-g8-modified-indices-to-screen-for-vulnerability-in-older-cancer-patients-the-prospective-pf-ec-cohort-study
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Frederic Pamoukdjian, Florence Canoui-Poitrine, Coralie Longelin-Lombard, Thomas Aparicio, Nathalie Ganne, Philippe Wind, Claudia Martinez-Tapia, Etienne Audureau, Georges Sebbane, Laurent Zelek, Elena Paillaud
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic performance of tools used to screen vulnerability in older cancer patients varies widely. We assessed the diagnostic performance of gait speed (GS) for assessing vulnerability in such patients. METHODS: All consecutive outpatients 65 years and older were referred for geriatric oncology assessment (GA) before a therapeutic decision between November 2013 and April 2016 in a bicentric observational and prospective cohort study. Vulnerability was defined as impaired score on at least one of the 6 domains of the GA...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877856/geriatric-cancer-trends-in-the-middle-east-findings-from-lebanese-cancer-projections-until-2025
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Fady G H Haddad, Joseph Kattan, Hampig R Kourie, Elie El Rassy, Tarek Assi, Salim M Adib
OBJECTIVE: By 2020, 70% of all cancers will occur in patients aged 65years and older, causing an increase in related morbidity, mortality, and cost. This study projects cancer trends in the elderly population in Lebanon, a country experiencing accelerating aging trends. Findings will guide future policy decisions regarding geriatric oncology in Lebanon and the surrounding Arab world. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cancer incidence rates were derived for men and women 65years and above, divided into three age groups: 65-69years, 70-74years, and 75years and above...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865697/-cancer-and-elderly-people-what-palliative-care
#12
REVIEW
Stéphanie Benyahia, Karima N'Fissi, Marine Sahut-D'Izarn, Tristan Cudennec
Epidemiological data relating to cancer and the ageing of the population highlight the need for oncology, geriatrics and palliative care to work more closely together. Geriatric and palliative care assessments in oncology are complex procedures and result in the modification of the oncological therapeutic choices. They have a significant impact on the methods of treatment of the patients concerned.
August 2017: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860112/risk-factors-for-falls-in-older-patients-with-cancer
#13
Xiaotao Zhang, Ming Sun, Suyu Liu, Cheuk Hong Leung, Linda Pang, Uday R Popat, Richard Champlin, Holly M Holmes, Vicente Valero, Colin P Dinney, Debu Tripathy, Beatrice J Edwards
OBJECTIVES: A rising number of patients with cancer are older adults (65 years of age and older), and this proportion will increase to 70% by the year 2020. Falls are a common condition in older adults. We sought to assess the prevalence and risk factors for falls in older patients with cancer. METHODS: This is a single-site, retrospective cohort study. Patients who were receiving cancer care underwent a comprehensive geriatric assessments, including cognitive, functional, nutritional, physical, falls in the prior 6 months and comorbidity assessment...
August 31, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844849/frailty-and-skeletal-muscle-in-older-adults-with-cancer
#14
Grant R Williams, Allison M Deal, Hyman B Muss, Marc S Weinberg, Hanna K Sanoff, Emily J Guerard, Kirsten A Nyrop, Mackenzi Pergolotti, Shlomit Strulov Shachar
OBJECTIVE: Computerized tomography (CT) imaging is routine in oncologic care and can be used to measure muscle quantity and composition that may improve prognostic assessment of older patients. This study examines the association of single-slice CT-assessed muscle measurements with a frailty index in older adults with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the Carolina Senior Registry, we identified patients with CT imaging within 60days ± of geriatric assessment (GA)...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837375/hematology-oncology-fellows-training-in-geriatrics-and-geriatric-oncology-findings-from-an-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-sponsored-national-survey
#15
Ronald J Maggiore, William Dale, Arti Hurria, Heidi D Klepin, Andrew Chapman, Efrat Dotan, Supriya G Mohile, Arash Naeim, Ajeet Gajra, Mary K Buss
PURPOSE: Older adults compose the majority of patients with cancer in the United States; however, it is unclear how well geriatrics or geriatric oncology training is being incorporated into hematology-oncology (hem-onc) fellowships. METHODS: A convenience sample of hem-onc fellows completed a (written or electronic) survey assessing their education, clinical experiences, and perceived proficiency in geriatric oncology during training; knowledge base in geriatric oncology; confidence in managing older adults with cancer; and general attitudes toward geriatric oncology principles...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814281/impact-of-new-generation-hormone-therapy-on-cognitive-function-in-elderly-patients-treated-for-a-metastatic-prostate-cancer-cog-pro-trial-protocol
#16
Marie Lange, Heidi Laviec, Hélène Castel, Natacha Heutte, Alexandra Leconte, Isabelle Léger, Bénédicte Giffard, Aurélie Capel, Martine Dubois, Bénédicte Clarisse, Elodie Coquan, Frédéric Di Fiore, Sophie Gouérant, Philippe Bartélémy, Laure Pierard, Karim Fizazi, Florence Joly
BACKGROUND: New generation hormone-therapies (NGHT) targeting the androgen signalling pathway are nowadays proposed to elderly patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPCa). The impact of these treatments on cognitive function has never been evaluated whereas cognitive impairment may have an impact on the autonomy and the treatment adherence. The aim of this study is to prospectively assess the incidence of cognitive impairment in elderly men after treatment by NGHT for a metastatic CRPCa...
August 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814275/randomized-study-comparing-full-dose-monotherapy-s-1-followed-by-irinotecan-and-reduced-dose-combination-therapy-s-1-oxaliplatin-followed-by-s-1-irinotecan-as-initial-therapy-for-older-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-nordic-9
#17
Stine Braendegaard Winther, Pia Österlund, Åke Berglund, Bengt Glimelius, Camilla Qvortrup, Halfdan Sorbye, Per Pfeiffer
BACKGROUND: Metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is a disease of older age, but there is a relative lack of knowledge about effects of chemotherapy in older patients as they are under-represented in clinical trials. Little data can guide whether the strategy in older mCRC patients should be a sequential full-dose monotherapy chemotherapy approach or a dose-reduced combination chemotherapy approach. The oral 5FU prodrug S-1 seems to have less side effects than capecitabine and should be an optimal drug for older patients, but few data are available...
August 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801975/trends-in-aging-related-services-during-nephrectomy-implications-for-surgery-in-an-aging-population
#18
Hung-Jui Tan, Mark S Litwin, Karim Chamie, Debra Saliba, Jim C Hu
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the extent to which geriatric and related healthcare services are provided to older adults undergoing surgery for kidney cancer, a potential growth area in geriatrics and oncology. DESIGN: Population-based observational study. SETTING: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results cancer data linked with Medicare claims. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 65 and older with kidney cancer treated surgically from 2000 to 2009 (N = 19,129)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797032/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-326-older-women-with-early-breast-cancer
#19
D O Okonji, R Sinha, I Phillips, D Fatz, A Ring
BACKGROUND: One-third of new early breast cancer diagnoses occur in women over 70 years old. However, older women are less likely to receive radical curative treatments. This study prospectively evaluated a cohort of older women using a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) to determine whether fitness explained the apparent under-treatment in this patient group. METHODS: In this multi-centre prospective study, patients aged ⩾70 years with Stages I-III breast cancer underwent a pretreatment baseline CGA consisting of eight assessment tools...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793879/septic-arthritis-significantly-increased-the-long-term-mortality-in-geriatric-patients
#20
Chia-Jung Wu, Chien-Cheng Huang, Shih-Feng Weng, Ping-Jen Chen, Chien-Chin Hsu, Jhi-Joung Wang, How-Ran Guo, Hung-Jung Lin
BACKGROUND: The elderly are predisposed to septic arthritis (SA) because of the aging nature and increasing comorbidities. SA may in turn increase the long-term mortality in the geriatric patients; however, it remains unclear. We conducted this prospective nationwide population-based cohort study to clarify this issue. METHODS: Using Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), we identified 1667 geriatric participants (≥ 65 years) with SA and 16,670 geriatric participants without SA matched at a ratio of 1:10 by age, sex, and index date between 1999 and 2010...
August 9, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
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