Management of central nervous system tumours in the elderly

Rampling, R. and Erridge, S. (2014) Management of central nervous system tumours in the elderly. Clinical Oncology, 26(7), pp. 431-437. (doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2014.03.009)

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Brain tumours in the elderly show differences from the general population in their spectrum of incidence, their molecular profile and their response to treatment. Furthermore, this population also finds it more difficult to tolerate the treatments applied to younger patients. For these reasons it is justified to investigate older patients separately and to devise treatments applicable specifically to this population. In recent years important information has come from the research literature that allows us to make specific recommendations for the management of elderly patients with brain tumours. Here we review the important publications and document these recommendations.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rampling, Professor Roy
Authors: Rampling, R., and Erridge, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:Clinical Oncology
Publisher:WB Saunders
ISSN (Online):1433-2981

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