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Patricia A. Bomba and Daniel Vermilyea

York City's elderly population . Arch Intern Med 2004 ; 164 : 2421 – 2426 . 13. Partnership for Caring. Gallup poll results, ``Facts about End-of-Life Care.'' Princeton, NJ : Robert Wood Johnson Foundation . Available at : http

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Toru Okuyama, Koji Sugano, Shinsuke Iida, Takashi Ishida, Shigeru Kusumoto and Tatsuo Akechi

for elderly patients with haematological malignancies: a dilemma . Lancet Oncol 2012 ; 13 : e344 – 352 . 5. Repetto L Venturino A Fratino L . Geriatric oncology . Eur J Cancer 2003 ; 39 : 870 – 880 . 6. Ramjaun A Nassif MO

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Patrick A. Brown, Matthew Wieduwilt, Aaron Logan, Daniel J. DeAngelo, Eunice S. Wang, Amir Fathi, Ryan D. Cassaday, Mark Litzow, Anjali Advani, Patricia Aoun, Bhavana Bhatnagar, Michael W. Boyer, Teresa Bryan, Patrick W. Burke, Peter F. Coccia, Steven E. Coutre, Nitin Jain, Suzanne Kirby, Arthur Liu, Stephanie Massaro, Ryan J. Mattison, Olalekan Oluwole, Nikolaos Papadantonakis, Jae Park, Jeffrey E. Rubnitz, Geoffrey L. Uy, Kristina M. Gregory, Ndiya Ogba and Bijal Shah

induction mortality was accompanied by a similarly nonsignificant increase in CR rate for those receiving G-CSF (81% vs 55%; P =.1). For the entire elderly group, median OS was improved to 12 months, but 3-year OS remained poor at 17%. 29 The hyper

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Gregory P. Kalemkerian, Wallace Akerley, Paul Bogner, Hossein Borghaei, Laura QM Chow, Robert J. Downey, Leena Gandhi, Apar Kishor P. Ganti, Ramaswamy Govindan, John C. Grecula, James Hayman, Rebecca Suk Heist, Leora Horn, Thierry Jahan, Marianna Koczywas, Billy W. Loo Jr, Robert E. Merritt, Cesar A. Moran, Harvey B. Niell, Janis O’Malley, Jyoti D. Patel, Neal Ready, Charles M. Rudin, Charles C. Williams Jr, Kristina Gregory and Miranda Hughes

yield significant advantages compared with standard approaches. Elderly Patients The incidence of lung cancer increases with age. Although the median age at diagnosis is 70 years, elderly patients are underrepresented in clinical trials. 94

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June M. McKoy, Peggy S. Burhenn, Ilene S. Browner, Kari L. Loeser, Katrina M. Tulas, Megan R. Oden and Randall W. Rupper

efforts must be made to actively include these patients in decision-making. Reynolds 30 notes that the challenge of assessing decision-making capacity for treatment in the elderly is a matter of measurement reliability. If standardized criteria focus on

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Maria R. Baer and Ivana Gojo

aplasia was not seen on day 15, 28, or 56, and the mechanism of the antileukemic effect remains to be determined. A separate report described 2 elderly patients with AML with trisomy 13 as a sole cytogenetic abnormality who entered morphologic and

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Vivek Verma

direction, demonstrating that SABR could be equivalent to surgery for operable patients. In fact, serious consideration for SABR versus lobectomy in very elderly but operable patients (the definition of “very elderly” being extremely variable and clinician

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Robert A. Smith

Kerlikowske K . Is there a downside to elderly women undergoing screening mammography? [editorial; comment] . J Natl Cancer Inst 1998 ; 90 : 1322 – 1323 . 7 Smith-Bindman R Kerlikowske K Gebretsadik T . Is screening mammography effective in

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Shaji K. Kumar, Natalie S. Callander, Melissa Alsina, Djordje Atanackovic, J. Sybil Biermann, Jorge Castillo, Jason C. Chandler, Caitlin Costello, Matthew Faiman, Henry C. Fung, Kelly Godby, Craig Hofmeister, Leona Holmberg, Sarah Holstein, Carol Ann Huff, Yubin Kang, Adetola Kassim, Michaela Liedtke, Ehsan Malek, Thomas Martin, Vishala T. Neppalli, James Omel, Noopur Raje, Seema Singhal, George Somlo, Keith Stockerl-Goldstein, Donna Weber, Joachim Yahalom, Rashmi Kumar and Dorothy A. Shead

melphalan/prednisone/thalidomide (MPT) in elderly non–transplant-eligible patients with newly diagnosed MM (n=1,623). 12 After a median follow-up of 37 months, risk of progression or death was reduced by 28% in patients receiving continuous lenalidomide

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Traci LeMasters, S. Suresh Madhavan, Usha Sambamoorthi, Hannah W. Hazard-Jenkins, Kimberly M. Kelly and Dustin Long

chronic conditions and multimorbidity among elderly patients with cancer presents additional treatment challenges, and is often associated with undertreatment. 4 , 20 , 37 This study found that the presence of specific conditions, such as diabetes and