Taking a Closer Look at Geriatric Cancer Treatment

October 8, 2020

In this week’s episode of the CURE® Talks Cancer podcast, we spoke with Dr. Grant Williams to take a closer look at the state of geriatric cancer treatment.

As the population grows, so too does the need for research and specialized treatment in the field of geriatric cancer. But there is much to be studied in this patient population, according to one expert.

In this week’s episode of the CURE® Talks Cancer podcast, we discuss the research and treatment landscape involving elderly patients with cancer. To comment on the developments involving this patient population, as well as on how research is starting to get out of the shadows of an evidence gap, we spoke with Dr. Grant Williams, a geriatrician and medical oncologist at UAB Medicine.

When it comes to the field as it stands, Williams says, “I think there's a big evidence gap that I think we're slowly trying to fill and improve our understanding of. And we're starting to see specific intervention studies in this population that are suggesting that these personalized approaches really do help.”


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