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Geriatric assessments enhance patient care in advanced cancer



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CHICAGO – Adding routine geriatric assessment to cancer care in older patients with advanced malignancies resulted in significant improvements in doctor-patient communication about issues related to aging, and boosted patient satisfaction, results of a randomized trial show.

In this video interview from the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Supriya Gupta Mohile, MD, MS, from the University of Rochester, New York, discusses how a standardized written questionnaire and objective tests for physical performance and cognition can enhance the doctor-patient relationship and lead to specific recommendations for interventions, compared with usual care.

Dr. Mohile had no relevant financial disclosures.

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