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Management of the Elderly Patient With Gynecologic Cancer: Report of the 2011 Workshop in Geriatric Gynecologic Oncology
  1. Dong Hoon Suh, MD*,
  2. Sokbom Kang, MD, PhD,
  3. Myong Cheol Lim, MD, PhD,
  4. Taek Sang Lee, MD,
  5. Jeong-Yeol Park, MD, PhD§,
  6. Tae-Joong Kim, MD, PhD,
  7. Jee Hyun Kim, MD, PhD,
  8. Kwang-Beom Lee, MD, PhD#,
  9. Dong Choon Park, MD, PhD**,
  10. Hyun Hoon Chung, MD, PhD*,
  11. Kidong Kim, MD,,
  12. Sang-Soo Seo, MD, PhD,
  13. Hak Jae Kim, MD, PhD,,
  14. Mi-Kyung Kim, MD*,
  15. Woong Ju, MD, PhD§§,
  16. Jae Weon Kim, MD, PhD*,
  17. Stuart M. Lichtman, MD∥∥ and
  18. Sang-Yoon Park, MD, PhD
  1. * Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea;
  2. Center for Uterine Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea;
  3. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul Metropolitan Boramae Hospital, Seoul, Korea;
  4. § Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea;
  5. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea;
  6. Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea;
  7. # Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea;
  8. ** Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea;
  9. †† Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea;
  10. ‡‡ Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea;
  11. §§ Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ewha Woman’s University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; and
  12. ∥∥ Department of Medicine, 65+ Clinical Geriatric Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Commack, New York.
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Sang-Yoon Park, MD, PhD, Center for Uterine Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Gyeonggi-do, 410-769, Korea. E-mail: parksang{at}ncc.re.kr; and Jae Weon Kim, MD, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, 110-744, Korea. E-mail: kjwksh{at}snu.ac.kr.

Abstract

Abstract Reflecting the worldwide aging trend and close association of aging with cancer, geriatric oncology is now growing beyond its pioneer years. Nevertheless, geriatric oncology in the gynecologic field is in the beginning stage; indeed, there is no geriatric specialist who is trained in this particular field of gynecologic oncology. Therefore, we held the first workshop in geriatric gynecologic oncology. In this review, we summarize what we discussed at the workshop and provide evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancer in elderly individuals.

  • Geriatric gynecologic oncology
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment

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  • The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.

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