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Addressing the quality of life needs of older patients with cancer: a SIOG consensus paper and practical guide

F Scotté, P Bossi, E Carola, T Cudennec, P Dielenseger, F Gomes, S Knox & Florian Strasser

abstract Around 60% of people living with cancer are aged 65 years or older. Older cancer patients face a unique set of age-associated changes, comorbidities and circumstances that impact on their quality of life (QoL) in ways that are different from those affecting younger patients. A Task Force of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology recommends and encourages all healthcare professionals involved in cancer care to place greater focus on the QoL of older people living with cancer. This paper summarizes current thinking on the key issues of importance to addressing QoL needs of older cancer patients and makes a series of recommendations, together with practical guidance.
   
citation Scotté F, Bossi P, Carola E, Cudennec T, Dielenseger P, Gomes F, Knox S, Strasser F. Addressing the quality of life needs of older patients with cancer: a SIOG consensus paper and practical guide. Ann Oncol 2018; 29:1718-1726.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 01-8-2018
journal title Ann Oncol (29/8)
ISSN electronic 1569-8041
pages 1718-1726
PubMed 30010772
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdy228