With the population increasingly aging, the cancer burden amongst older adults is growing rapidly. Older patients with cancer have unique needs that are not present in younger patients. With this in mind, Oncology teams will need to incorporate geriatric assessments and principles into daily practice in all oncology fields.
Together with Dr. David Dawe, the Underserved Population Program within Community Oncology at CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) offered a one day education program on Geriatric Oncology Principles for physicians and interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team members. The program took place on Friday March 9th, 2018 at the Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Bannatyne Campus (HSC), University of Manitoba with over 200 participants in attendance.
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Further education session on the topic of Geriatric Oncology will be offered. Check back here for updates.