The differences between supportive care and geriatric oncology care

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Published: 23 Nov 2018
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Dr Gilbert Zulian - Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr Gilbert Zulian speaks to ecancer at the International Society of Geriatric Oncology 2018 conference in Amsterdam about the differences between supportive care and geriatric oncology care.

He describes how these terms are used in the literature, and how palliative care meshes with this.

Dr Zulian also emphasises how geriatric care is specific to disease and treatment, whereas supportive care is about improving quality of life.

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