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Predictors for Early Death of Older Adult Starting Cancer Chemotherapy

Purpose:

To identify factors associated with an early death for an older adult with cancer prior to starting chemotherapy.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression

ICD-10:

C00-C14, C15-C26, C30-C39, C40-C41, C43-C44, C45-C49, C50-C50, C51-C58, C60-C63, C64-C68, C69-C72, C73-C75, C76-C80, C81-C96, C97-C97, Z51.1

Description:

Soubeyran et al identified factors that identify an older adult with cancer who is at risk for early death after starting first-line chemotherapy. These patients are at greater risk for a poor quality of life if they survive. The authors are from multiple hospitals in France.

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