Journal article

Patterns of care and outcomes for elderly patients with metastatic colorectal cancer in Australia

Sagun Parakh, Hui-Li Wong, Rajat Rai, Sayed Ali, Kathryn Field, Jeremy Shapiro, Rachel Wong, Louise Nott, Peter Gibbs, Desmond Yip

JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC ONCOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The elderly accounts for a large proportion of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). This study reviews patterns of care and outcomes for elderly patients with mCRC in the community setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Elderly patients (≥ 65 years) with mCRC on the TRACC (Treatment of Recurrent and Advanced Colorectal Cancer) registry were identified. Treatment, bevacizumab-related adverse events, and overall survival (OS) were analysed by age cohorts, comparing those aged 65-74 vs. 75-84 vs. ≥ 85 years and correlated with potential prognostic factors. Factors affecting chemotherapy and bevacizumab administration were analysed using logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: ..

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