Landmarks in geriatric oncology

J Geriatr Oncol. 2021 Sep;12(7):991-994. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2021.02.015. Epub 2021 Feb 26.


The knowledge of Geriatric Oncology requires some information on her history.Thanks to the effort of investigators throughout the world, embattled but undeterred by the objection of a cautious establishment, geriatric oncology has provided a blueprint for the treatment of the most common form of cancer: cancer in the older person. The history of Geriatric Oncology may be divided in three periods: Prehistory,Past and Contemporay history.

Keywords: History of geriatric oncology; Milestones of geriatric oncology; The development of geriatric oncology.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Geriatrics*
  • Humans
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neoplasms* / therapy