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Titolo:
Radiation therapy of the older patient
Autore:
Zachariah, B; Balducci, L;
Indirizzi:
Univ S Florida, Coll Med, H Lee Moffitt Canc Ctr & Res Inst, Senior Adult Oncol Program, Tampa, FL 33612 USA Univ S Florida Tampa FL USA 33612 dult Oncol Program, Tampa, FL 33612 USA Univ S Florida, Coll Med, Dept Radiol, Div Radiat Oncol, Tampa, FL 33612 USA Univ S Florida Tampa FL USA 33612 , Div Radiat Oncol, Tampa, FL 33612 USA Univ S Florida, Coll Med, Div Hematol & Med Oncol, Dept Internal Med, Tampa, FL 33612 USA Univ S Florida Tampa FL USA 33612 Dept Internal Med, Tampa, FL 33612 USA
Titolo Testata:
HEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA
fascicolo: 1, volume: 14, anno: 2000,
pagine: 131 -
SICI:
0889-8588(200002)14:1<131:RTOTOP>2.0.ZU;2-1
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CELL LUNG-CANCER; RANDOMIZED CLINICAL-TRIAL; DOSE-RATE BRACHYTHERAPY; NON-HODGKINS LYMPHOMAS; DISEASE-FREE SURVIVAL; BREAST-CONSERVING SURGERY; EXTERNAL BEAM RADIATION; MALIGNANT BRAIN-TUMORS; PATIENTS AGED 80; ELDERLY PATIENTS;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
202
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Zachariah, B Univ S Florida, Coll Med, H Lee Moffitt Canc Ctr & Res Inst, Senior Adult Oncol Program, 12902 Magnolia Dr, Tampa, FL 33612 USA Univ S Florida 12902 Magnolia Dr Tampa FL USA 33612 33612 USA
Citazione:
B. Zachariah e L. Balducci, "Radiation therapy of the older patient", HEMAT ONCOL, 14(1), 2000, pp. 131

Abstract

Radiotherapy is widely used for both curative and palliative treatment of cancer. It is of particular benefit to older and frail patients as an alternative to surgery and systemic therapy Very little information is availableregarding the tolerance and effectiveness of radiotherapy in older patients. Review of the literature shows that selected patients who have good performance status and fewer comorbid illnesses tolerate radiotherapy as well as younger patients. Older patients with early stage cancer should be treated aggressively including treatment with combined chemoradiation, if indicated. Innovative methods of treatment delivery, namely brachytherapy, sterotactic radiosurgery, hyperfractionated radiotherapy three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy and others, were tried successfully in selected older patients with no added morbidity. Older patients with good performance status after comprehensive geriatric assessment should be considered for prospectivestudies. Aggressive treatment should not be denied to older patients basedon age alone.

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