Clinical Epidemiology and Ageing

[FRancilian Oncogeriatric Group (FROG)'s focus on management of elderly patients with bladder cancer].

Ghebriou D, Avenin D, Caillet P, Mongiat-Artus P, Durdux C, Massard C, Culine S Bull Cancer. 2014;101(9):841-55.

<p>Bladder cancer is diagnosed more often in the elderly. The most effective treatment strategies are mostly very aggressive and are not applicable to all patients in a very heterogeneous population. However, effective options exist to treat the most vulnerable subjects. A multidisciplinary approach including a geriatric assessment is essential for optimal adaptation of treatment. The FRancilian Oncogeriatric Group (FROG) conducted a comprehensive literature search in order to review the applicable therapeutic options according to oncological and geriatric settings. International recommendations are essential to harmonize the management of elderly patients with bladder cancer. </p>

MeSH terms: Activities of Daily Living; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Antineoplastic Agents; Carcinoma, Transitional Cell; Chemoradiotherapy; Cognition; Comorbidity; Cystoscopy; Depression; Disease Management; Geriatric Assessment; Humans; Nutritional Status; Polypharmacy; Radiotherapy; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
DOI: 10.1684/bdc.2014.1939