Published in Cancer Weekly, May 14th, 2002
Feher, attending physician at the Hospital do Cancer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, said that the elderly were under-represented in clinical trials for cancer treatments, yet his research showed that useful results could be obtained if they were included in trials.
"Age is a known major risk factor for most cancers in adults," he said. "Approximately 50% of all new breast cancers occur in women age 65 or older. However older women tend to be under-treated. Several clinical...
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