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Erin Moth: Understanding and optimising chemotherapy decision-making for older adults with cancer

RESEARCH TYPE
T2,T3
PROGRAM
Flagship 3 Scholarships & Awards
TAGS
    Psychosocial
STATUS
Complete

Geriatric oncology is an emerging subspecialty of oncology, developed in response to the ageing population. This research has broad application to clinical practice given the median age at diagnosis of a patient with cancer in Australia is 68 years. Informing oncologists of the utility of the CARG Score to predict chemotherapy toxicity in older adults will improve clinical decisionmaking and treatment selection, and reduce treatment morbidity. This research is innovative; this risk score has not undergone extensive external validation, or been compared to routine clinical practice. The survey study is innovative in that older adults' decisionmaking preferences have not been adequately explored despite the recognised importance of incorporating patient preferences into decisionmaking.

Scholarship Awarded:

  • Name: Erin Moth
  • Member Group: Concord Hospital
  • Year and Duration: 2016 for two years
  • Amount: Top Up $38,000

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