Tumour boards in geriatric oncology

Wildes, Tanya Marya and O'Donovan, Anita and Colloca, Giuseppe Ferdinando and Cheung, Kwok-Leung (2018) Tumour boards in geriatric oncology. Age and Ageing, 47 (2). pp. 168-170. ISSN 1468-2834

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Multidisciplinary tumour board (MDT) is an integral part of cancer treatment planning. Although no definite survival benefits have yet been shown by mostly observational studies, other benefits of MDT have been identified. Traditionally the MDT involves participation of treating clinicians – medical, radiation and surgical oncologists. They tend to focus on the cancer alone. There is an increasing awareness that the treatment goal for cancer in older adults is not primarily on prolonging survival, with functional preservation and quality of life being particularly important for this population. The use of comprehensive geriatric assessment and the input of the geriatrician in informing the oncologists regarding treatment decision have increasingly been shown to be beneficial. The integration of the geriatrician into an MDT should be urgently explored.

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Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Age and Ageing following peer review. The version of record Tanya Marya Wildes, Anita O’Donovan, Giuseppe Ferdinando Colloca, Kwok-Leung Cheung; Tumour boards in geriatric oncology, Age and Ageing, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx171 is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/ageing/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ageing/afx171/4626971
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx171
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 14:18
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2018 14:19
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48160

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