Spanish Blood Cancer Library - Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in elderly patients

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GRACE sat down with Dr. Marco Ruiz to discuss information regarding acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in elderly patients (Leucemia aguda mieloide (LMA) en la población de tercera edad).  Stay tuned for more on our continuing video series with our Spanish speaking faculty on updates in blood cancer treatments, and Acute Myeloid Leukemia & Myelodysplastic Syndrome (Leucemia mieloide aguda y síndrome mielodisplásico)


 

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Lung Cancer Video Library - Special Considerations for Lung Cancer Surgery in the Elderly

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Should older patients with lung cancer undergo surgery? What issues affect the probability of an elderly patients safely undergoing lung cancer surgery. Dr. Eric Vallières, thoracic surgeon, provides an expert perspective.

 

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Stage IV Lung Cancer in the Elderly Part 2: There are real differences between older and younger patients

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Almost two months ago, I wrote about stage IV NSCLC in the elderly. There, I reviewed existing data and focused on the published results of the French study (IFCT-050, aka Quoix study) that showed that elderly patients, just like younger patients, do better with platinum-doublet regimens in the first line than with one drug.