Dr. Hurria on Challenges Facing the Geriatric Population with Breast Cancer

September 17, 2017
Arti Hurria, MD

Arti Hurria, MD, director, Cancer and Aging Research Program, co-leader, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, professor, Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research and Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope, discusses challenges facing geriatric patients with breast cancer.

Arti Hurria, MD, director, Cancer and Aging Research Program, co-leader, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, professor, Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research and Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope, discusses challenges facing geriatric patients with breast cancer.

A challenge that faces geriatric patients is that it is quite a vulnerable population, explains Hurria. It is important to assess a patient based on their functional ability and not their age.


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