ABSTRACT: In the US, the total projected cancer incidence will increase by 45% yearly from 2010 to 2030. The majority of these neoplasms will affect the elderly. The National Institute on Aging has characterised the aging of our society as a "silver tsunami". Thus, the management of cancer in the older aged person represents a priority for health care delivery in the immediate future. Aging, age-related changes, frailty, prolongation of active life expectancy, prevention of Adverse Drugs Reactions (ADRs), Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), and individualised treatment in the future will become the most widely used concepts in the management of cancer patients.
Surgical Oncology 12/2009; 19(3):117-23. · 2.44 Impact Factor