Senior adult oncology program
This paper describes the development of the first Senior Adult Oncology Program (SAOP) that was developed in Tampain 1994. The experience of the program established: 1. That a geriatric assessment is a key to taylor the management of older individuals, because it provides an estimate of life-expectancy and tolerance of treatment and unearth a number of conditions that may interefere with the management of cancer; 2. That a screening test to determine which patients may benefit from a full assessment is desirable. The current research projects of the SAOP include prediction of complications of chemotherapy, quantification of comorbidity and support of the caregiver.
Cancer aging, Geriatric assessment, Geriatric Oncology, Geriatric program, SAOP