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Integrated Geriatric Assessment Improved HRQOL in Older Adults with Cancer

Integration of a comprehensive geriatric assessment with geriatrician-led management care improved health-related quality of life (HRQOL), unplanned hospital admissions, and treatment discontinuation among older adults undergoing systemic therapy for their cancer.

The prospective, randomized, parallel group, open-label INTEGERATE study, presented during a 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program press briefing, is the first randomized study involving both geriatricians and oncologists for the care of older adults with cancer.1-2

“Comprehensive geriatric assessment provides a powerful framework to assess an older person’s health and enables a coordinated, person-centered approach to care,” lead author Wee-Kheng Soo, MBBS, FRACP, a geriatrician and medical oncologist at Eastern Health in Melbourne, Australia, said during a pre-recorded presentation.

“We found that oncogeriatric…

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