The SIOG Blog provides a broad variety of articles, ranging from expert opinions on specific aspects of the care of older individuals with cancer to more practical views on the role of oncogeriatrics in an ageing world.
The blog will be updated regularly and we welcome the contribution of our members.
Older adults are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials1,2. Though some are excluded due to having more comorbidities than their younger counterparts, others decline participation because of an already high healthcare burden.
"A decade of reporting on SIOG Annual Conferences and the deliberations of the prostate cancer Task Force gave me a good understanding of what to expect when I was diagnosed with the tumour. Even so, the change from elderly writer to elderly patient required some adjustment!" - Rob Stepney
Patients undergoing major cancer interventions such as surgical, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy are prone to the adverse effects of their cancer, as well as side effects of cancer treatments.
Our immune system is designed to protect us not just from infections but also from cancer. In fact, the immune system has been recognized as one of the hallmarks of cancer with intense research worldwide.
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