Cancer in Elderly Group
EORTC elderly task force position paper: Approach to the older cancer patient.
As life expectancy increases and the population ages, the number of cancer cases diagnosed in individuals over the age of 65 has grown. In response to this, the EORTC established the Elderly Task Force (ETF) in 1992 to dedicate a group on this growing problem and investigate differences in malignant behavior, treatment, and quality of life in older patients versus younger. In 2010, the EORTC released a position paper outlining the influence of age on cancer presentation and cancer management in older cancer patients, to suggest changes in clinical trial methodology.