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Anthracyclines in the Elderly Task Force

Anthracyclines remain the cornerstone of first-line therapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and metastatic and early breast cancer, but can cause chronic heart failure. As the elderly are at increased risk of such an event, the aim of the taskforce is to issue recommendations concerning the use of anthracyclines in elderly cancer patients.

Task Force Members

Matti Aapro, Switzerland
Gerald Batist, Canada
Chantal Bernard-Marty,  Belgium
Etienne Brain, France
Frans Erdkamp, Netherlands
Krzysztof Krzemieniecki, Poland
Robert Leonard, UK
Ana Lluch, Spain
Silvio Monfardini, Italy
Mary Ryberg, Denmark
Pierre Soubeyran, France
Ulrich Wedding, Germany

2015 09 - An update of these guidelines is currently being developed.
2015 11 - a first task force meeting was organised.

This update is made possible by an unrestricted grant from Clinigen.


Anthracycline cardiotoxicity in the elderly cancer patient
: a SIOG expert position paper. Aapro M, Bernard-Marty C, Brain E, Batist G, Erdkamp F, Krzemieniecki K, Leonard R, Lluch A, Monfardini S, Ryberg M, Soubeyran P, Wedding U. Ann Oncol. 2011;22:257-67

This project was made possible by an unrestricted grant from Cephalon.