September 2015 | Oncology Fellows

Geriatric Oncology: Learning the Balancing Act of Treating the Older Cancer Patient

September 10, 2015

Whether it be to identify a seemingly frail older patient with metastatic colon cancer who would tolerate and benefit from standard treatment, or to prevent a frail older lung cancer patient from experiencing severe side effects due to adjuvant chemotherapy, oncologists are having to make difficult decisions with increasing frequency.