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Geriatric Oncology

The nation’s demographics are shifting dramatically. The number of Americans age 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million in 2060, bringing the 65-and-older age group from 16 percent to 23 percent of the total U.S. population.1 By 2030, researchers estimate that 70 percent of cancers will be diagnosed in older adults.2 The population of cancer survivors is increasing accordingly. While 64 percent of cancer survivors in the U.S. are currently age 65 and older, researchers estimate that by 2040, 73 percent of U.S. cancer survivors will fall into that age range.3

Effectively Engaging Caregivers to Support Your Older Adult Patients with Cancer

Speakers discuss several aspects of caregiver engagement, including tools and strategies cancer team members can use to assess and engage caregivers and legal concerns and implications for teams working with caregivers. The speakers will offer you a range of resources to support your work with caregivers as well as to offer to caregivers themselves.
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Thank you to EMD Serono for supporting this through its Embracing Carers™ program.


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Age-Friendly Health Systems: Oncology Action Community

Learn how your cancer program can implement the 4Ms Framework of Age-Friendly Care. The Action Community is a network of teams from across different health systems who come together to accelerate their own adoption of the 4Ms and to test and adopt age-friendly care.

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Caring for Older Adults with Cancer

ACCC will identify barriers and best practices for serving this growing patient population in order to help support the multidisciplinary team in understanding and proactively preparing for the impact of our graying nation on cancer prevalence and co-morbidity burden.

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  1. Population Reference Bureau. Fact Sheet: Aging in the United States. Available online at: https://www.prb.org/aging-unitedstates-fact-sheet.
  2. Smith BD, et al. Future of cancer incidence in the United States: burdens upon an aging, changing nation. J Clin Oncol. 2009;27:2758-2765.
  3. National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences. Office of Cancer Survivorship. Statistics. Available online at: https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/ocs/statistics/statistics.html.