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Management of Colorectal Cancer in Older Patients

This module covers best practices and the challenges that come with managing colorectal cancer in older patients. The information in this module is based on the position paper by Papamichael, D et al. ‘Treatment of colorectal cancer in older patients: International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) consensus recommendations 2013’.

Access the latest SIOG guidelines with our course on the management of multiple cancers in older patients.

Published April 2016.

Management of Colorectal Cancer in Older Patients
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Target audience

This module is for medical practitioners who wish to gain knowledge on the SIOG recommended guidelines for the management of colorectal cancer in older patients.

Learning objectives

By the end of the module, learners should be able to:

  • To appreciate the specific challenges faced by clinicians managing older CRC patients.
  • To know what treatments are available for older CRC patients, both in the adjuvant as well as advanced disease setting.
  • To understand and apply treatment decisions to older CRC patients.

IT Requirements

This module requires the learner to have a good, stable internet connection and runs best on INTERNET EXPLORER 7 AND ABOVE, and MOZILLA FIREFOX on either Windows or MacOS. FLASH ADD ON is also required to run this module.

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Disclosure policy

ecancer and Dr Demetris Papamichael, Department of Medical Oncology, Cyprus Oncology Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus have no actual or potential conflict of interest whatsoever which impinges on the making, peer reviewing and dissemination of this e-learning module which was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Roche.


Production of this module was funded by the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) and by an unrestricted grant from Roche.

This e-learning module is valid for one year after publication and will expire 25th April 2018.