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Surgery & Case Studies: Open Access Journal

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Multidisciplinary Management of Elderly Cancer Patients: The Radiation Oncologist’s Point of View

Volume 3 - Issue 2

Dr. Antonio Stefanelli and Agostino Cristaudo*

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    • Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pisa, Italy

    *Corresponding author: Agostino Aristaudo, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pisa, 56100 Pisa PI, Italy

Received:August 09, 2019   Published: August 16, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/SCSOAJ.2019.02.000157

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Oncological treatments of elderly patients are extremely complex; so far there’s no agreement even on the definition of “geriatric patient”. From the point of view of global health, the problem is of the outmost importance as the number of older patients will increase dramatically in the next years, leading to a change in world epidemiology with a significant increase of chronic-degenerative diseases such as cancer. For this reason, it’s mandatory to provide clinical oncologists with multidisciplinary algorithms aiming at the best treatment of older cancer patients.

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