Progress in the Past year in Surgical Oncology, Biology of Aging, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology
SIOG/AGS Special Session
Aging, immune defenses, cancer and infections
How to treat this patient
SIOG/MASCC session (Supportive Care)
Developing Research in Geriatric Oncology
Treatment of Elderly patients and its cost
Complex issues in the elderly
SIOG/ASCO Special Session
Oral Presentations and Poster discussion
Where is Geriatric Oncology headed?
Conference Objectives: After successfully completing this educational program, participants should be able to:
Better assess and evaluate the functional status and comorbidities of elderly cancer patients
Estimate the impact of age, functional status and comorbidities on the results of cancer treatments in the elderly
Adapt the treatment of their elderly cancer patients to the special conditions and needs of these patients
Describe recent progress and new research initiatives in geriatric oncology
Who Should Attend: Designed for oncologists, radiation therapists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals in active clinical practice interested in and/or involved in the management of elderly cancer patients.
Conference Fees: Physicians: $299 by August 2nd, $399 by September 16, $549 after September 16. $50 SIOG/ESMO member discount. Nurses: $149 by August 2, $199 by September 16, $349 after September 16. EONS/ONS member discount
Continuing Education: CME Category 1 AMA-PRA, CE CERP Category A
Aug 25, 2011 - Six domains of comprehensive geriatric assessment including age, albumin level, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status, geriatric depression scale status, malnutrition risk, and disease stage are important predictors of overall survival in elderly Asian patients with cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.