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Screening tools for multidimensional health problems warranting a geriatric assessment in older cancer patients: an update on SIOG recommendations
L. Decoster, K. Van Puyvelde, S. Mohile, U. Wedding, U. Basso, G. Colloca, S. Rostoft, J. Overcash, H. Wildiers, C. Steer, G. Kimmick, R. Kanesvaran, A. Luciani, C. Terret, A. Hurria, C. Kenis, R. Audisio, and M. Extermann
Annals of Oncology Advance Access published July 19, 2014; doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdu210
Editors' comments: Dr. Ricardo Caponero
Based on a systematic literature review, the screening tools task force of SIOG states that screening tools do not replace geriatric assessment in older cancer patients. However, in a busy clinical practice the use of such a tool is recommended to identify those patients in need of further evaluation and multidisciplinary approach. It is always a great idea to adapt the refinements of academy with the practical necessities of a daily practice, not as ideal as we could wish.