Cancer and Older Adults: Can Oncologists Do Better?
Geriatric assessment reduces toxicity from treatment and improves quality of life in older adults with cancer.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Registries Report on COVID-19 and Cancer
Data shed light on risk factors for death among people with cancer infected with the coronavirus.
by Kate Yandell
Immunotherapy in the Elderly
Immune checkpoint inhibitors can be effective treatments for elderly people with some types of advanced cancer, but more information is needed on their risks and benefits in this group.
by Emma Yasinski
What Older Patients Value
Many older adults with cancer place more importance on maintaining their independence and cognitive abilities than on living as long as possible.
by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Support groups offer community for people with cancer in a world that doesn’t understand their experience.
by Carly FlumerMaking Informed Consent Accessible
Confusing informed consent forms are a common barrier to clinical trial participation. Researchers ask how they can be better designed for patients.
by Sandra GordonKeep That Colonoscopy Appointment
Experts weigh in on a recent study appearing to show that colonoscopy had lower-than-expected efficacy for preventing colorectal cancer.
by Pamela Rafalow GrossmanWhat We Know About Ultraprocessed Foods and Cancer Risk
Research has linked highly processed foods like deli meat to a higher risk of colorectal cancer in men.
by Jon Kelvey