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UPMC's Dr. Gijsberta van Londen provides an overview of cancer in the elderly including pearls of wisdom for practitioners serving the geriatric population. The presentation offers special insight into screening, assessment and management of the geriatric cancer patient.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve skills by promoting a geriatric assessment tailored to cancer patients
  • Increase patient outcomes by improving geriatrician's insight into cancer screening and management principles
  • Improve supportive management of cancer survivors

Reading Resources:

  1. Schmitz et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2007
  2. Walter et al. [JAMA 2001;285:2750, Am. J. of Medicine 2005;118:1078]
  3. Hurria et al., JCO 2011; 29:1
  4. Lee et al. JAMA 2006;295:801.


Dr. van Londen has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.75 contact hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 6/20/2012 | Last Modified On: 2/9/2016 | Expires: 2/9/2017

This course has been expired.