Developing a cancer-specific geriatric assessment : A feasibility study (pages 1998–2005)
Arti Hurria, Supriya Gupta, Marjorie Zauderer, Enid L. Zuckerman, Harvey J. Cohen, Hyman Muss, Miriam Rodin, Katherine S. Panageas, Jimmie C. Holland, Leonard Saltz, Mark G. Kris, Ariela Noy, Jorge Gomez, Ann Jakubowski, Clifford Hudis and Alice B. Kornblith
Article first published online: 4 OCT 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21422
As the population ages, there is an emerging need to develop a means for oncologists to characterize the “functional age” of older patients with cancer in order to tailor treatment decisions and stratify outcomes based on factors other than chronologic age and to develop interventions to optimize cancer treatment. The authors developed a brief, yet comprehensive, primarily self-administered cancer-specific geriatric assessment.