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MASCC Geriatrics Study Group
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Mission and Goals
The Geriatric Study Group will promote and collaboratively support the inclusion of a Geriatric Oncology focus within MASCC with the overall goal of enhancing best practices in cancer supportive clinical care. Our Goals are the following:
2017 Annual Meeting Workshop, June 22, Washington, DC
This workshop will be offered jointly by the following MASCC Study Groups: Geriatrics; Psychosocial.
Puts M, Alibhai SM. Surgical geriatric oncology: It is time for interventions. J Geriatr Oncol. 2015 Sep;6(5):341-3.
Biganzoli, L, Lichtman, S, Michel, J-P, Papamichael D, Quoix E, Walko C, Aapro M. Oral single-agent chemotherapy in older patients with solid tumours: A position paper from the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG). Eur J Cancer. 2015 Sep [Epub ahead of print] Review.
Morrison VA, Hamlin P, Soubeyran P, Stauder R, Wadhwa P, Aapro M, Lichtman SM. Approach to therapy of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the elderly: the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) expert position commentary. Ann Oncol. 2015 Jun;26(6):1058-68.
Lakhanpal R, Yoong J, Joshi S, Yip D, Mileshkin L, Marx GM, Dunlop T, Hovey EJ, Della Fiorentina SA, Venkateswaran L, Tattersall MH, Liew S, Field K, Singhal N, Steer CB. Geriatric assessment of older patients with cancer in Australia--a multicentre audit. J Geriatr Oncol. 2015 May;6(3):185-93.
Eid A, Hughes C, Karuturi M, Reyes C, Yorio J, Holmes H. An interprofessionally developed geriatric oncology curriculum for hematology-oncology fellows. J Geriatr Oncol. 2015 Mar;6(2):165-73.
Papamichael D, Audisio RA, Glimelius B, de Gramont A, Glynne-Jones R, Haller D, Köhne CH, Rostoft S, Lemmens V, Mitry E, Rutten H, Sargent D, Sastre J, Seymour M, Starling N, Van Cutsem E, Aapro M. Treatment of colorectal cancer in older patients: International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) consensus recommendations 2013. Ann Oncol. 2015 Mar;26(3):463-476.
Morrison VA, Hamlin P, Soubeyran P, Stauder R, Wadhwa P, Aapro M, Lichtman S. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the elderly: impact of prognosis, comorbidities, geriatric assessment, and supportive care on clinical practice. An International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) expert position paper. J Geriatr Oncol. 2015 Mar;6(2):141-52.
Decoster L, Van Puyvelde K, Mohile S, Wedding U, Basso U, Colloca G, Rostoft S, Overcash J, Wildiers H, Steer C, Kimmick G, Kanesvaran R, Luciani A, Terret C, Hurria A, Kenis C, Audisio R, Extermann M. Screening tools for multidimensional health problems warranting a geriatric assessment in older cancer patients: an update on SIOG recommendations. Ann Oncol. 2015 Feb;26(2):288-300.
The International Society of Geriatric Oncology, or Société Internationale d’Oncologie Gériatrique, is a multidisciplinary medical society of physicians in the fields of oncology and geriatrics, along with other allied health professionals. The Society has over 1,500 members in more than 40 countries around the world. Its goal is to foster the development of health professionals in geriatric oncology, in order to optimize treatment of older adults with cancer. Visit the Society’s website for more information: www.siog.org
AgeCare®, an Elite Research Center based in the Department of Oncology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark, is directed by Jørn Herrstedt, MD, DMSc. The center aims to optimize cancer therapy and supportive care for older cancer patients through a wide range of research projects. Its staff includes physicians in numerous specialties, medical physicists, and nurses. The team also collaborates with translational researchers, molecular biologists, and clinical pharmacologists at the University of Southern Denmark, as well as other national and international centers. AgeCare works with other groups and societies at the intersection of geriatric oncology and supportive care. These include the Cancer and Aging Research Group and the International Society for Geriatric Oncology, as well as MASCC. >>Read more
A Perspective on Cancer Care for Older Patients
ESMO Handbook of Cancer in the Senior Patient - Editors: Dirk Schrijvers, Matti Aapro, Branko Zakotnik, Riccardo Audisio, Hendrik van Halteren, Arti Hurria. 2010
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