Multiple studies demonstrate the benefits of timely integration of Geriatric Oncology (GO) with routine oncologic care. This growing body of evidence increases support for the integration of GO and oncology from multiple professional organizations, despite complex barriers to implement this essential service.
The suggested ‘SIOG Designated Centers of Integrated Oncology and Geriatric Oncology’ are aimed to become self-nominating cancer centers by following a rigorous anonymous review process by members of the SIOG. This process will result in consistency with established international standards.