Practical Application of Geriatric Assessment: Considerations for Your Largest Patient Demographic
William Dale, MD, PhD, Physician; Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine
City of Hope
Shakira Grant, MBBS, Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Geriatrics
UNC School of Medicine
Because older adults make up the majority of new cancer diagnoses, most cancer programs, and practices treat a high percentage of this patient population, and yet many do not have a formalized approach to address the unique physiological and psychosocial needs that come with aging. Learn practical strategies to identify and assess these needs in your patients, as well as how to mitigate risks discovered by these assessments. Hear about a multidisciplinary plan that can be implemented in settings without abundant resources and return to your cancer program or practice with a framework to improve care delivery for older adults with cancer.