Management of prostate cancer in older patients: Updated recommendations of a working group of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology - Abstract

In 2010, the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) developed treatment guidelines for men with prostate cancer who are older than 70 years old.

In 2013, a new multidisciplinary SIOG working group was formed to update these recommendations. The consensus of the task force is that older men with prostate cancer should be managed according to their individual health status, not according to age. On the basis of a validated rapid health status screening instrument and simple assessment, the task force recommends that patients are classed into three groups for treatment: healthy or fit patients who should have the same treatment options as younger patients; vulnerable patients with reversible impairment who should receive standard treatment after medical intervention; and frail patients with non-reversible impairment who should receive adapted treatment.

Written by:
Droz JP, Aapro M, Balducci L, Boyle H, Van den Broeck T, Cathcart P, Dickinson L, Efstathiou E, Emberton M, Fitzpatrick JM, Heidenreich A, Hughes S, Joniau S, Kattan M, Mottet N, Oudard S, Payne H, Saad F, Sugihara T.  Are you the author?
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Reference: Lancet Oncol. 2014 Aug;15(9):e404-e414.
doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(14)70018-X

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PMID: 25079103 Prostate Cancer Section