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Cultural Competence in the Elderly Task Force

The task force aimed to raise awareness of the influence of culture in geriatric oncology. Negotiating cross-cultural issues in geriatric oncology helps managing possible conflicts between patients, families and physicians over cultural differences.

Task Force Members

Chair: Antonella Surbone, Italy & USA
Lea Baider, Israel
Otis Brawley, USA
Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, USA
Mayumi Mori, Japan
Brian Stein, Australia
Catherine Terret, France
Manuela Zereu, Brazil


The illness trajectory of elderly cancer patients across cultures:
SIOG position paper. Surbone A, et al. Ann Oncol 2007; 18: 633-8