Title

Radiation Therapy in Older Adults With Cancer: A Critical Modality in Geriatric Oncology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-13-2022

Publication Title

Journal of clinical oncology

Abstract

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.

PubMed ID

35417248

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

First Page

2102656

Last Page

2102656

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