Integration of Geriatric Measures Alongside Disease-Based Measures to Advance Precision Oncology for Older Veterans with Multiple Myeloma
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Clinical Science R&D
April 2021 -
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Although leading cancer-focused organizations such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology now recommend geriatric assessments for all older adults with cancer, these assessments have not been widely adopted within VA and elsewhere due to limitations in resources, geriatrics expertise, and time in busy oncology clinics. The VA National Precision Oncology Program is profiling tumor genetics in myeloma and other cancers to characterize disease and personalize therapy in unprecedented fashion....