Quality of life and patient-reported outcomes in the older breast cancer patient

Ballinger, R. S. and Fallowfield, L. J. (2009) Quality of life and patient-reported outcomes in the older breast cancer patient. Clinical Oncology, 21 (2). pp. 140-155. ISSN 0936-6555

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Abstract

As the world population ages, the incidence of cancer will probably also increase as it is a disease predominantly affecting older people. However, those aged 70 years or more have largely been excluded from clinical trials. This review focuses on breast cancer. Increasingly there is recognition that many older breast cancer patients are being undertreated and could and should be offered the same treatments as younger patients. Comprehensive assessment of the quality of any survival benefit from treatments is also needed to ensure that in the future older patients can make fully informed decisions about their treatment options. The aim of this overview is two-fold: first to describe methods by which to assess quality of life; and second to review the recent surgical, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other studies that include such assessment with older breast cancer patients. Current studies are also outlined, including quality of life assessments, and recommendations are made for future research in this area.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Journal Article Review England
Keywords: Aged Aged, 80 and over KeyWords Plus: RECEIVING ADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY; CLINICAL-TRIALS; POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN; EUROPEAN-ORGANIZATION; RANDOMIZED-TRIAL; CONSERVING SURGERY; GERIATRIC ONCOLOGY; FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT; ELDERLY-PATIENTS; HEALTH Breast Neoplasms/*therapy Female Humans *Quality of Life Survivors
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0001 Medicine and the state. Including medical statistics, medical economics, provisions for medical care, medical sociology > RA0418 Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0418 Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0581 Specialties of internal medicine > RC0952 Geriatrics
R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD0651 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics > RG0491 Diseases of the breast
Depositing User: Tracy Woodcock
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2011 12:53
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 08:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7130
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