Speaker: Dr Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki, Chief, Geriatrics Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, Professor, Clinical Medicine, Weil Cornell Medical College, New York, USA
Have you ever encountered an elderly cancer patient and wondered if you should be doing anything different? With an ageing population and increasing incidence of cancer, healthcare professionals are facing a steady surge of elderly cancer patients. The dilemma faced by most physicians and healthcare professionals is how to tailor the cancer treatment for this group of patients without compromising their quality of life. Dr Korc will share with us the challenges faced by these patients, and how we can integrate the expertise of a multidisciplinary team to optimise treatment for this group of patients.
Registration & breakfast at 7.10am, talk begins at 7.40am.