Communicating Treatment Options to Older Patients: Challenges and Opportunities

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Arti Hurria, MD, is a geriatrician and oncologist focusing on care of the older patient with cancer. She completed a geriatric fellowship in the Harvard Geriatric Fellowship Program, followed by a hematology-oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). She subsequently joined the faculty at MSKCC, where she served as co-Principal Investigator (PI) on the institutional NIH P20 grant “Development of an Aging and Cancer Center at MSKCC.” In 2006, Dr. Hurria joined City of Hope as Director of the Cancer and Aging Research Program. Dr. Hurria is a recipient of the Paul Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research (K23 AG026749-01) and ASCO-Association of Specialty Professors-Junior Development Award in Geriatric Oncology. She is chair of the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Senior Adult Oncology, Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology, and vice co-chair of the Alliance Cancer in the Elderly Committee.

The ideas and viewpoints expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily represent any policy, position, or program of NCCN.

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