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A Model for the Shared Care of Elderly Patients with Cancer


  • Harvey Jay Cohen MD

    1. From the *Department of Medicine and Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.
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A model of care for elderly patients with cancer is suggested that incorporates the concept of shared care by various disciplines but in particular the oncologist and primary care provider or geriatrician. Degrees of participation will vary over time, depending upon the needs of the patient and family.

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