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Improving eligibility for the elderly in clinical trails

9th - 11th Nov 2017

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Published: 15.11.17
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Dr Stuart Lichtman - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

Dr Stuart Lichtman of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York talks to ecancer at SIOG 2017 in Warsaw.

He discusses the fact that older patients are underrepresented in clinical trails, some of which may be due to complications such as co-morbidities which makes it harder to take part in these trials.

As cancer treatment methods change, it also becomes more difficult to take part in these trials, leading to a knowledge gap for understanding drug development for elderly patients.

Dr Lichtmann discusses initiatives that have been undertaken to reduce this problem, and increase the eligibility of elderly people in clinical trails. 

This service has been kindly supported by an unrestricted grant from Janssen Oncology.

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