|Supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and co-sponsored by the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), and the GSA Informal Interest Group Research on Cancer and Aging.|
This series will include 3 sessions on topics related to comparative effectiveness research in older cancer patients. It is designed to create new opportunities for a broader national audience to discuss and provide suggestions of areas and questions that require comparative effectiveness evaluation in order to help both the provider and the older cancer patient. In this context, health status refers to functional status, comorbid conditions, and other factors common among older adults that may affect life expectancy independent of advanced age itself. As suggested in its name, at the heart of comparative effectiveness research is the ability to "compare," but in most cancer research involving older adults, it has been difficult to distinguish differences in effectiveness related to health status versus differences related to aging.
|Formats Available: On-Demand|
Original Seminar Date: November 19, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now