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Cynthia Owusu, Harvey Jay Cohen, Tao Feng, William Tew, Supriya G. Mohile, Heidi D. Klepin, Cary P. Gross, Ajeet Gajra, Stuart M. Lichtman, Arti Hurria, and on behalf of the Cancer and Aging Research Group (CARG)

chronic inflammation and unexplained anemia each accounted for approximately a third of diagnosed cases of anemia in the same study. 2 Among older adults with cancer, the cause of chronic anemia extends to the effect of cancer per se and side effects of

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Mostafa R. Mohamed, Erika Ramsdale, Kah Poh Loh, Huiwen Xu, Amita Patil, Nikesha Gilmore, Spencer Obrecht, Megan Wells, Ginah Nightingale, Katherine M. Juba, Bryan Faller, Adedayo Onitilo, Thomas Bradley, Eva Culakova, Holly Holmes, and Supriya G. Mohile

Background More than half of new cancer cases occur in adults aged ≥65 years. 1 In the United States, the older adult population is increasing rapidly, resulting in an urgent need for aging-sensitive cancer care. Older adults with cancer are at

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Emily J. Guerard, Allison M. Deal, YunKyung Chang, Grant R. Williams, Kirsten A. Nyrop, Mackenzi Pergolotti, Hyman B. Muss, Hanna K. Sanoff, and Jennifer L. Lund

Background Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that identifies vulnerable older adults who are at increased risk for hospitalization, institutionalization, and death. 1 – 5 These adverse health outcomes may occur in frail older adults with cancer

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Ryan D. Nipp, Leah L. Thompson, Brandon Temel, Charn-Xin Fuh, Christine Server, Paul S. Kay, Sophia Landay, Daniel E. Lage, Lara Traeger, Erin Scott, Vicki A. Jackson, Nora K. Horick, Joseph A. Greer, Areej El-Jawahri, and Jennifer S. Temel

Background Older adults are an increasing population with complex health issues, such as cancer, which disproportionately affect these individuals. 1 Notably, caring for older adults with cancer is often challenging due to their complex

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Ryan D. Nipp, Brandon Temel, Charn-Xin Fuh, Paul Kay, Sophia Landay, Daniel Lage, Esteban Franco-Garcia, Erin Scott, Erin Stevens, Terrence O’Malley, Supriya Mohile, William Dale, Lara Traeger, Ardeshir Z. Hashmi, Vicki Jackson, Joseph A. Greer, Areej El-Jawahri, and Jennifer S. Temel

add to the complexity of caring for older adults with cancer. Older patients experience unique concerns related to their physical function, comorbid conditions, and medication management (ie, geriatric-specific issues), as well as their symptom burden

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Martine T.E. Puts, Schroder Sattar, Takami Fossat, Margaret I. Fitch, Geraldine J. Macdonald, Tina Hsu, Ewa Szumacher, Douglas A. Stephens, Joseph Robinson, David Macdonald, Andrew S. Choate, Eric Pitters, Barbara Liu, Lianne Jeffs, Katherine S. McGilton, and Shabbir M.H. Alibhai

, there is a paucity of research on what older adults with cancer (OAWCs) see as research priorities for cancer, how they feel about being research team members, and what supports and resources they require to participate in this process; this is important

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Jerome Kim and Arti Hurria

chemotherapy toxicity in older adults with cancer. This article reviews these tools, along with practical ways for oncologists to use them, in order to assist in the care of this understudied population. Going Beyond Chronologic Age Chronologic age may

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Arti Hurria and Laura A. Levit

older adults with cancer outside the walls of medicine. References 1. Smith BD Smith GL Hurria A . Future of cancer incidence in the United States: burdens upon an aging, changing nation . J Clin Oncol 2009 ; 27 : 2758 – 2765 . 2

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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

based on screening outcome. 14 The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Senior Adult Oncology 5 suggest an approach to assessing cognitive function and evaluating decision-making in older adults with cancer (in this issue

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Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, Adam Klotz, Renee L. Gennarelli, and Jeffrey Groeger

Despite increasing attention on observation status, the extent to which it is used to successfully treat older adults with cancer is unknown. Patients with cancer aged ≥65 years are hospitalized at a rate of 156.1 per 10,000 patients every year, which is