Journal article

Predicting outcome in older patients with cancer: Comprehensive geriatric assessment and clinical judgment

Kathelijn S Versteeg, Stephanie MLM Looijaard, Monique S Slee-Valentijn, Henk MW Verheul, Andrea B Maier, Inge RHM Konings



OBJECTIVES: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) has been incorporated into geriatric oncology to prevent unfavorable outcome from anticancer treatment. This study determined the value of CGA and medical oncologist's clinical judgment in predicting unfavorable outcome and explored whether treatment decisions can be based on CGA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, a multidomain CGA was performed by a geriatric nurse and geriatrician in 110 consecutive patients aged ≥70 years, newly referred to a multidisciplinary oncology clinic. CGA domains included comorbidity, polypharmacy, mood, cognition, nutrition, functionality and physical performance. Medical oncologist's cli..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 675003 (PANINI program). The funders had no role in the study design, analysis and interpretation of data, in the writing of the report or in the decision to submit the article for publication.