Article Title

Geriatric oncology: Current state of the science - Invited editorial

Abstract

Since Cancer Forum first focused on geriatric oncology in 2008, our understanding of the needs of this growing population has expanded, along with the evidence base to support and optimise the level and quality of cancer care provided to older Australians. With the leadership of groups such as the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) and the Cancer and Aging Research Group, there has been a steady increase in the awareness of the needs of older people with cancer globally. Within Australia, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia's Geriatric Oncology Interest Group is fostering the development of the field in a truly multidisciplinary fashion. Input from all disciplines engaging in cancer care is required to facilitate the necessary development in research, education and service delivery.

Keywords

older people, cancer patients, geriatric oncology