EFFICACY AND TOLERABILITY OF CHEMOTHERAPY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH METASTATIC GASTRIC CANCER


Turkeli M., Aldemir M. N. , Simsek M., Yildirim N., BİLİCİ M., CAYIR K., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.19, no.1, pp.27-34, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-34
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Introduction: Elderly patients are under-represented in the clinical trials of patients with metastatic gastric cancer (GC); therefore, the efficacy and tolerability of palliative chemotherapy are unclear in these patients. We aimed to assess the efficacy and tolerability of first-line palliative chemotherapy in elderly patients (age >= 70 years) with metastatic GC.