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Summary of key aims
Chemotherapeutic regimens specifically designed for elderly patients with cancer.
Therapeutic approach specifically designed for elderly patients with cancer based on comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is suitable and highly effective.
CGA is a multidimensional, interdisciplinary patient evaluation that leads to the identification of a patient's problems on the basis of standardized interviews and validated scales, such as activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), geriatric depression scale, and mini-mental status evaluation.
The use of scales aimed at evaluating functional, nutritional, emotional, cognitive, socioeconomic, and physical status can provide further information to guide therapeutic options and establish the prognosis.
Piero Della Valentina, Legal Representative
IRCCS, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico (National
Via Pedemontana Occ.le 12
I-33081 Aviano PN
Paolo De Paoli, MD, Scientific Director
Ministry of Health
0039 06 59941
Viale della Civiltà Romana 7, 00144, Roma
Is the project externally evaluated?
What forms of international collaboration does the programme support?
- ▪ Foreign collaborators working in their own countries
- ▪ Travel for foreign collaborators
- ▪ National researchers abroad
- ▪ Travel for national researchers
Interdisciplinary research is a strategic priority...
- For the programme ✔
- For the funding agency ✔
- Nationally ✔