Management of Colorectal Cancer in Older Adults
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Fern Anari, MD

Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Temple University Hospital/Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia PA

Efrat Dotan, MD

Associate Professor, Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Department of Medical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia PA

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What challenges do oncologists face when providing care to older adults with cancer?

Underrepresentation of older adults in clinical trials which leads to a lack of evidence-based data to guide treatment decision-making in older adults with colon cancer

Geriatric syndromes, such as cognitive impairment, nutritional impairment, gait disturbance, and depression, which can affect treatment tolerance

Comprehensive geriatric assessment is time consuming and difficult to incorporate into a busy oncology practice

All of the above

Hospital Physician: Hematology/Oncology. 2018 August;13(4)

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