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Interviews and highlights from the 2014 SIOG meeting.

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Interviews and highlights from the 2014 SIOG meeting.

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    Adjuvant chemotherapy in elderly ER HER2- breast cancer patients

    Adjuvant chemotherapy in elderly ER HER2- breast cancer patients

    Dr Brain speaks to ecancertv at SIOG 2014 about the ASTER 70s phase III trial, examining the benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy for oestrogen receptor-positive HER2-negative breast cancer in women over 70 according to genomic grade.

    • 3 min
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    Comorbidity, complex cancers and the elderly

    Comorbidity, complex cancers and the elderly

    Dr Balducci speaks to ecancertv at SIOG 2014 about complex cancers in the elderly, particularly the issues surrounding comorbidity, life expectancy and decision-making.

    Many elderly patients have multiple complicating health factors."You have to unravel this mass of information," he says.

    • 6 min
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    CLL in the elderly: Expert panel discussion

    CLL in the elderly: Expert panel discussion

    Prof Stauder (Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria) chairs a discussion with Dr Morrison (University of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, USA) and Dr Cruz-Jentoft (University Hospital Ramon y Cajal , Madrid, Spain) for ecancertv about the treatment of elderly patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).

    They discuss the ways in which older patients with haematological malignancies can be assessed and how newer treatment options can be incorporated which may modify current standards. In addition, they consider the importance of supportive care in CLL.

    • video
    Finding biomarkers to assess frailty in cancer patients

    Finding biomarkers to assess frailty in cancer patients

    Dr Dalmasso talks to ecancertv at SIOG 2014 about biomarkers for assessing frailty in both elderly and young people to help personalise oncological treatment programmes.

    • 7 min
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    Geriatric oncology challenges in Latin America

    Geriatric oncology challenges in Latin America

    Dr Dettino speaks to ecancertv at SIOG 2014 about the challenges of practising geriatric oncology in Brazil, and touches on some of the positives.

    • 4 min
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    Alternatives to population-based screening in elderly breast cancer patients

    Alternatives to population-based screening in elderly breast cancer patients

    Dr de Glas talks to ecancertv at SIOG 2014 about her research on screening elderly patients for breast cancer. For every advanced stage tumour predicted, many elderly women were overdiagnosed.

    "In this age group, we should not offer population-based screening, but personalised screening," Dr de Glas says. "Screening can actually harm people, especially in the older age group."

    • 4 min

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