February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults. As longevity in this population increases, there is a growing need to proactively advise patients on their risk for certain kinds of cancer and the screening options that are available to them. In honor of this importance observance, catch up with Clinical Geriatrics on some recent medical news on geriatric oncology:

Further Study Warranted to Assess Value of Geriatric Assessment in Oncology Settings

New Study Compares Chemotherapy Options in Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Also, be sure to sign up for CG’s e-newsletters. Every month, we cover a special topic in geriatric healthcare in our Health Spotlight editions. February’s theme is cancer screening and prevention.

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