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What is ‘frailty’ in elderly cancer patients?

Published Online: January 12th 2015

Frailty is a very debated concept in the treatment of elderly cancer patients, Dr Rainfray (Bordeaux Hospital University Center, Bordeaux, France) tells ecancertv at SIOG 2014. She discusses a definition of geriatric frailty, metrics for determining whether a patient is frail, and its implications for cancer treatment.

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