Radiation Therapy in Older Adults With Cancer: A Critical Modality in Geriatric Oncology
Amini A, Morris L, Ludmir EB, Movsas B, Jagsi R, and VanderWalde NA. Radiation Therapy in Older Adults With Cancer: A Critical Modality in Geriatric Oncology. J Clin Oncol 2022.
Journal of clinical oncology
Radiation therapy (RT) is a commonly used modality in the treatment of older adults with cancer, and RT represents an attractive oncologic treatment option, providing a noninvasive local therapy with limited systemic side effects. The Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) recently published a special series on Geriatric Oncology providing a comprehensive overview of multiple treatment modalities available to older adults with cancer. The purpose of this short review is to highlight the importance of RT in the treatment of older adults and encourage multidisciplinary participation in their care.
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