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Stephanie Alimena, Suvidya Lakshmi Pachigolla, Sarah Feldman, David Yang, Peter F. Orio III, Larissa Lee, and Martin King

. The goal of this study was to assess differences in receipt of optimal treatment for cervical cancer and survival by age and race. Patients and Methods We performed a retrospective cohort study of women who were diagnosed with nonmetastatic cervical

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Reinhard Stauder, Thomas Nösslinger, Michael Pfeilstöcker, Wolfgang R. Sperr, Friedrich Wimazal, Otto Krieger, and Peter Valent

and acute myeloid leukemia in Tyrol: incidence and distribution [abstract] . Onkologie 2003 ; 23 ( Suppl 5 ): S121 . Abstract P683 . 11. Germing U Strupp C Kundgen A . No increase in age-specific incidence of myelodysplastic syndromes

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Susan A. McCloskey and Michael R. Kuettel

Cancer J Clin 2007 ; 57 : 43 – 66 . 2. Yancik R . Cancer burden in the aged: an epidemiologic and demographic overview . Cancer 1997 ; 80 : 1273 – 1283 . 3. Mohler J Babaian RJ Bahnson RR . NCCN prostate cancer clinical

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Caitlin R. Meeker, Yu-Ning Wong, Brian L. Egleston, Michael J. Hall, Elizabeth R. Plimack, Lainie P. Martin, Margaret von Mehren, Bianca R. Lewis, and Daniel M. Geynisman

the adult nonelderly population 1 and 27.6% among Medicare enrollees, 3 whereas a representative all-age study found the level to be 11%. 4 Financial issues may vary based on age. Although elderly patients may have lower fixed incomes, the financial

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Helmneh M. Sineshaw, K. Robin Yabroff, V. Liana Tsikitis, Ahmedin Jemal, and Timur Mitin

Background Rectal cancer accounts for approximately one-third of patients newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the United States. 1 , 2 The incidence of rectal cancer peaks at age ≥75 years and its management is complex. 3 Results of several

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Daniel Boakye, Viola Walter, Lina Jansen, Uwe M. Martens, Jenny Chang-Claude, Michael Hoffmeister, and Hermann Brenner

. 2 Because of the aging population, the burden of CRC has been predicted to increase in the next decade. 3 CRC is largely diagnosed at older age, when comorbidities are common. 4 Some studies have examined the prognostic role of comorbidity in

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Marina Deuker, Giuseppe Rosiello, Lara Franziska Stolzenbach, Thomas Martin, Claudia Collà Ruvolo, Luigi Nocera, Zhe Tian, Frederik C. Roos, Andreas Becker, Luis A. Kluth, Derya Tilki, Shahrokh F. Shariat, Fred Saad, Felix K.H. Chun, and Pierre I. Karakiewicz

distribution of metastatic sites in these patients, especially if age and sex stratifications are considered. Only 2 previous studies, which were based on 52 and 337 patients, respectively, addressed the distribution of metastatic sites. 2 , 3 Shinagare et al

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Ashley E. Rosko, Sarah Wall, Robert Baiocchi, Don M. Benson, Jonathan E. Brammer, John C. Byrd, Yvonne A. Efebera, Kami Maddocks, Kerry A. Rogers, Desiree Jones, Lara Sucheston-Campbell, Hancong Tang, Hatice Gulcin Ozer, Ying Huang, Christin E. Burd, and Michelle J. Naughton

survival, 5 yet gauging physical fitness remains a challenge for hematologists, and interventions to help this population maintain and/or regain fitness is an unmet need. Functional decline is not an inevitable part of illness or aging, and exercise

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Amy A. Kirkham and Katarzyna J. Jerzak

-related effects, health promotion, and care coordination. 5 Figure 1. Trend over time in the gap between age-standardized breast cancer incidence and mortality rates. Since the peak mortality rate (43 per 100,000) in 1986, there has been a 48% growth in the

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Maria R. Baer and Ivana Gojo

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Incidence Increases With Age The incidence of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) increases with age, with a median age at diagnosis of 67 years. 1 As the proportion of older adults in the population increases, AML in older