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Erschienen in: memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology 4/2019

01.12.2019 | editorial

Optimizing care for geriatric cancer patients: the greatest challenge in medical oncology?

verfasst von: Rupert Bartsch

Erschienen in: memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology | Ausgabe 4/2019

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Fundamental progress has been achieved in the treatment of solid cancers over the last two decades and patients’ long-term outcome has improved accordingly. With monoclonal antibodies, small-molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors and more recently, immune checkpoint modulators, a plethora of highly active novel drugs has become available. But are truly all patients benefitting from these successes? In an elderly population of breast cancer patients, the HER2-positive subtype was still associated with the worst prognosis as shown in a recent publication [ 1] despite the excellent survival results achieved within clinical trials [ 2]. …
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Metadaten
Titel
Optimizing care for geriatric cancer patients: the greatest challenge in medical oncology?
verfasst von
Rupert Bartsch
Publikationsdatum
01.12.2019
Verlag
Springer Vienna
Erschienen in
memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology / Ausgabe 4/2019
Print ISSN: 1865-5041
Elektronische ISSN: 1865-5076
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12254-019-00535-6