Treatment and prognosis of breast cancer in elderly: Different from young patients?


Seker M. M. , Yucel B. , Seker A., Eren A. A. , Bahar S., Celasun G., ...More

EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE, vol.5, no.4, pp.261-264, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eurger.2014.02.004
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-264

Abstract

Purpose: The incidence of breast cancer increases with advanced age; 80% of patients are older then 50 years and 40% of patients are older then 65 years. But clinical trials including elderly patient are unsatisfactory. Most of the treatment decisions are based on retrospective subgroup analysis and extrapolations from studies including young patients. In this trial we aimed to reevaluate our elderly breast cancer patients' data.