par De Breucker, Sandra ;Luce, Sylvie ;Pepersack, Thierry
Référence Revue médicale de Bruxelles, 30, 5, page (488-495)
Publication Publié, 2009
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) represents a multidisciplinary comprehensive evaluation of an older individual's functional status, comorbid medical conditions, cognition, psychological state, social support, nutritional status, and a review of the patient's medications. Initially, the use of a CGA in the care of older patients with cancer was based on an extrapolation of its ability to predict morbidity and mortality in the general geriatric population. More recently, however, accumulating data show the benefits of using a CGA particularly in patients with cancer to predict morbidity and mortality. Prospective trials evaluating the utility of a CGA to guide interventions to improve the quality of cancer care in older adults are justified.