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Enrique Soto Perez de Celis, MD, MSc, On Treatment for Older Women with TNBC

Enrique Soto Perez de Celis, MD, MSc, geriatric oncologist and researcher in the department of geriatrics at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán in Mexico City, discussed his presentation on treating older women with triple negative breast cancer and the extra considerations when caring for this population at the 37th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference, held March 5-8, 2020 in Miami, Florida.


I think that the take home message is that when treating an older woman with triple negative breast cancer, an oncologist needs to do a series of steps that are different from when you are treating a younger woman. First, you have to do a geriatric assessment, you know, for patients now it’s guideline recommended. So, ASCO has a geriatric oncology guideline that recommends exactly what tools to use and that’s a very useful thing for…

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