Vallet-Regi M.,Complutense University of Madrid |
Vallet-Regi M.,CIBER ISCIII |
Manzano M.,Complutense University of Madrid |
Manzano M.,CIBER ISCIII |
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Oncologist | Year: 2017
The management of cancer in older aged people is becoming a common problem due to the aging of the population. There are many variables determining the complex situation that are interconnected. Some of them can be assessed, such as risk of mortality and risk of treatment complications, but many others are still unknown, such as the course of disease, the host-related factors that influence cancer aggressiveness, and the phenotype heralding risk of permanent treatment-related damage. This article presents a dynamic and personalized approach to older people with cancer based on our experience on aging, cancer, and their biological interactions. Also, novel treatments and management approaches to older individuals, based on their functional age and their social and emotional needs, are thoughtfully explored here. © AlphaMed Press 2017.