Special Issue "Improving Care for Older Adults with Cancer"

A special issue of Current Oncology (ISSN 1718-7729). This special issue belongs to the section "Palliative and Supportive Care".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Martine Puts
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Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada
Interests: quality of life; functional status; comprehensive geriatric assessment; frailty; older adults
Dr. Caroline Mariano
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Bc Cancer Agency, Vancouver Center, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
Interests: geriatric assessment; breast cancer; geriatric oncology
Dr. Johanne Monette
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Division of Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
Interests: Geriatric (aged); educational program; program evaluation pharmacoepidemiology; geriatric/oncology; dementia; drug therapy

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The number of older adults with cancer has grown significantly and, due to the aging population, will significantly increase further. Older adults have been underrepresented in clinical research, and this has resulted in less evidence on how to best treat and care for this population. For this Special Issue, we welcome any manuscript focusing on new research focusing on basic, clinical, and psychosocial research focusing on older adults with cancer and their caregiver. This Special Issue aims to summarize the latest evidence on providing care to this population.

Dr. Martine Puts
Dr. Caroline Mariano
Dr. Johanne Monette
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • geriatric oncology
  • geriatric assessment
  • frailty
  • treatment decision making
  • quality of life
  • functional status
  • older adults

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Cognitive Assessment Tools Recommended in Geriatric Oncology Guidelines: A Rapid Review
Curr. Oncol. 2021, 28(5), 3987-4003; https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28050339 - 08 Oct 2021
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Cognitive assessment is a cornerstone of geriatric care. Cognitive impairment has the potential to significantly impact multiple phases of a person’s cancer care experience. Accurately identifying this vulnerability is a challenge for many cancer care clinicians, thus the use of validated cognitive assessment [...] Read more.
Cognitive assessment is a cornerstone of geriatric care. Cognitive impairment has the potential to significantly impact multiple phases of a person’s cancer care experience. Accurately identifying this vulnerability is a challenge for many cancer care clinicians, thus the use of validated cognitive assessment tools are recommended. As international cancer guidelines for older adults recommend Geriatric Assessment (GA) which includes an evaluation of cognition, clinicians need to be familiar with the overall interpretation of the commonly used cognitive assessment tools. This rapid review investigated the cognitive assessment tools that were most frequently recommended by Geriatric Oncology guidelines: Blessed Orientation-Memory-Concentration test (BOMC), Clock Drawing Test (CDT), Mini-Cog, Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), and Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ). A detailed appraisal of the strengths and limitations of each tool was conducted, with a focus on practical aspects of implementing cognitive assessment tools into real-world clinical settings. Finally, recommendations on choosing an assessment tool and the additional considerations beyond screening are discussed. Full article
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