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The prevalence and outcomes of frailty in older cancer patients: a systematic review

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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C. Handforth, A. Clegg, C. Young, S. Simpkins, M.T. Seymour, P.J. Selby, and J. Young

Data from 20 observational studies including nearly 3000 pts were reviewed to assess the prevalence of pre-frailty/frailty and clinical outcomes in older cancer patients.  Frailty was identified in 42% and pre-frailty in 43% of patients.  Combined frailty was associated with increased all cause mortality (5-yr HR 1.57), postoperative mortality, and postoperative complications.

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