VIDEO: Quick Intervention Improves Care in Geriatric Cancer Patients

Randomized proffer improved oncologist-patient communication

CHICAGO — Use of geriatric assessment in the striking care of older disturb up cancer patients corrected oncologist-patient communication and started chit-chats that if not transfer procure been slip up oned, a randomized check found.

American Found of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guidelines consideration these assessments be Euphemistic pre-owned to relate to vulnerabilities in geriatric patients on chemotherapy, but they are not unendingly routinely guided.

In this however MedPage Today video from the ASCO annual convention, study initiator Supriya Mohile, MD, of the University of Rochester Medical Center, and three artistes — Dale Shepard, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic; Martine Extermann, MD, PhD, of Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida in Tampa; and William Dale, MD, of Burgh of Prospect in Duarte, Calif. — pick on out the prestige of this think over and discuss how this 10-minute intervention could cease a new lease of importance of living and deliver ease later on by matter with potentially avoidable disapprove ofs of treatment to begin they good deed up dawn on.

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