Dr. Hurria on Treatment Options for the Geriatric Population with Breast Cancer | OncLive

Dr. Hurria on Treatment Options for the Geriatric Population with Breast Cancer

July 17, 2017

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, discusses treatment for the geriatric patient population 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, discusses treatment for the geriatric patient population with breast cancer.

The aging process is heterogeneous, making it important to individualize medicine for the older population, explains Hurria.

By incorporating the principles of geriatrics into the oncologic care, the physician can receive a better understanding of the patient’s functional age in comparison to their chronological age, states Hurria.


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