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Breast Cancer in the Elderly Task Force

The task force undertook a review of the literature about breast cancer covering the last 18 years in order to issue recommendations for the treatment of elderly breast cancer patients on the topics of screening, surgery, radiotherapy, (neo)adjuvant hormone treatment and chemotherapy, as well as metastatic disease.

In 2010, a multidisciplinary SIOG and and European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA) task force gathered to expand and update the 2007 recommendations. This update is including geriatric assessment, competing causes of mortality, ductal carcinoma in situ, drug safety and compliance, patient preferences, barriers to treatment, and male breast cancer.

Task Force members

Chair: Hans Wildiers, Belgium

Members
Matti Aapro, Switzerland
Riccardo Audisio, UK
Harry Bartelink, Netherlands
Mary Barton, USA
Chantal Bernard-Marty, Belgium
Laura Biganzoli, Italy
Etienne Brain, France
Martine Extermann, USA
Jacques Fracheboud, Netherlands
Sharon H. Giordano, USA
Véronique Girre, France
Arti Hurria, USA
Ian Kunkler, UK
Hyman Muss, USA
Georges Vlastos, Switzerland

Publications

2007
Management of breast cancer in elderly individuals: recommendations of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology. Wildiers H, et al. Lancet Oncol 2007; 8:1101-15
 
2012
Management of elderly patients with breast cancer: updated recommendations of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) and European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA). Biganzoli L, Wildiers H, Oakman C, et al. Lancet Oncol 2012 Apr;13:e148-60