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A continuing mission to optimize the care of older women with breast cancer

Cheung, Kwok-Leung

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Kwok-Leung Cheung



Abstract

The majority of cases of breast cancer occur in the older population who are often un-represented in clinical trials. Given the growing ageing population globally, it becomes urgent and important to identify an optimal approach so that older women with breast cancer are neither under- or over-treated. An inter-disciplinary research program is ongoing to investigate differing tumor biology according to age, and the potential use of a geriatric assessment tool, aiming to help select older women with primary breast cancer for a personalized and optimal treatment. Full considerations of the biology of the patient’s cancer and the geriatric domains of the patient must be taken into account when making treatment decisions.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 20, 2017
Journal Geriatrics
Electronic ISSN 2308-3417
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 4
Article Number 37
APA6 Citation Cheung, K. (2017). A continuing mission to optimize the care of older women with breast cancer. Geriatrics, 2(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics2040037
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics2040037
Keywords Breast cancer; Older women; Tumor biology; Geriatric assessment; Treatment
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics2040037
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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