Aug-11 -

Cancer in Elderly Group

EORTC workshop on clinical trial methodology in older individuals with a diagnosis of solid tumors.

The EORTC and its Elderly Task Force organized a workshop on clinical trial methodology in older cancer patients. They concluded that clinical trials investigating elderly patients, should add quality of life, functional status, and independence as end points (outcome measures), all of which comprise key issues raised by this age group. In addition, the panel released recommendations for designing and reporting clinical trials in the elderly population and established a data set to evaluate global health status for this age group.

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