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Journal of Cell Science and Apoptosis

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  • J Cell Sci Apo 1: 105,

Adequate Selection of Oropharynx Carcinoma Treatment in the Elderly

Losada Vila Beatriz*
Hospital University of Fuenlabrada, Calle Camino del Molino, 2, 28942 Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain
*Corresponding Author : Losada Vila Beatriz, Hospital University of Fuenlabrada, Calle Camino Del Molino, 2, 28942 Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain, Tel: 677098761, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Apr 10, 2017 / Accepted Date: Apr 16, 2017 / Published Date: Apr 26, 2017

Abstract

Forty seven percent of patients diagnosed in the US between 1973-2008 were ≥ 65 years old and predicted to be >60% by 2030. However, clinical trials do not usually include patients >70 years, so we do not have experience in this increasing field. We present the case of a 79-year-old patient in whom the treatment decision should be well discussed according to comorbidity, treatment toxicity and survival rates.

Keywords: Cetuximab; Elderly; Geriatric assessment scales; Comorbidities; Fragility

Citation: Beatriz LV (2017) Adequate Selection of Oropharynx Carcinoma Treatment in the Elderly. J Cell Sci Apo 1: 105.

Copyright: ©2017 Beatriz LV. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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