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An Introduction to Geriatric Oncology

Video Description: 

This video lecture presentation provides an introduction to geriatric oncology. It addresses the dearth of research, deficiencies and lack of evidence-based data and practice guidelines in the specialty. The interdisciplinary approach that has been developed to address the challenge of caring for older cancer patients is highlighted. The objectives of this video are:

1. Introduce key concepts in geriatric oncology.

2. Review some of the challenges in management of older adults with cancer.


Submitted by raymond.xu on

after rotating in geriatrics, i realize the importance of geriatricians in patients with oncology. there are many complications in a malignancy; however, there are even more in geriatrics. we must be vigilent for these complications and take into account the patients individual needs as well as his/her physical condition.