Improving the quality of survivorship for older adults with cancer
Supriya G. Mohile, Arti Hurria, Harvey J. Cohen, Julia H. Rowland, Corinne R. Leach, Neeraj K. Arora, Beverly Canin, Hyman B. Muss, Allison Magnuson, Marie Flannery, Lisa Lowenstein, Heather G. Allore, Karen M. Mustian, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Martine Extermann, Betty Ferrell, Sharon K. Inouye, Stephanie A. Studenski and William Dale
Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.30053
Research priorities for older adults with cancer include the development and implementation of intervention trials. Trials for older adults with cancer should: 1) rigorously test interventions to prevent the decline of or improve health status, especially interventions focused on optimizing physical performance, nutritional status, and cognition while undergoing cancer treatment; 2) use standardized care plans based on geriatric assessment findings to guide targeted interventions; and 3) incorporate the principles of geriatrics into survivorship care plans.