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Comorbidity and Cancer Treatment in Older Populations

ByWilliam A. Satariano, Rebecca A. Silliman, Timothy L. Lash

There has been a sustained interest during the past three decades on the effects of comorbidity on cancer treatment in older populations (1-4). This interest is reflected in a growing number of research papers on the topic, the selection of comorbidity as a plenary topic at scientific and professional meetings, and the convening of scientific working groups to establish research and practice agendas in the area.