Jean-Pierre Droz: We can do better for our older patients

Marc Beishon

Cancer is classically a disease of the elderly, yet all too often the special needs of older patients seem to be ignored. Routine use of screening to distinguish patients healthy enough to receive standard therapy from those who need adaptations, a greater input from geriatricians and geriatric oncologists and better all-round clinical training are needed, argues Jean-Pierre Droz.

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