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GeriPal - A Geriatrics and Palliative Care Podcast

Jan 30, 2020

Should Geriatric Assessments be part of the routine ontological care for older adults with cancer? On this weeks podcast we attempt to answer this question with national experts in Geriatric Oncology: Dr. Supriya Mohile from the University of Rochester and William Dale from City of Hope, as well as UCSF's Melissa Wong. Lucky for us, they also have a little evidence on their side thanks to a recently published JAMA Oncology article that they authored titled "Communication With Older Patients With Cancer Using Geriatric Assessment - A Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial". We discuss not only the trial results, but also: - reasons why geriatric principles is important in oncology - what a geriatric assessment includes - who should do a geriatric assessment (including does it need a geriatrician?) We also talk about these resources if you want to take a deeper dive in geriatric oncology: - ASCO's Geriatric Oncology page - ASCO's guideline for geriatric oncology by: Eric Widera (@ewidera) P.S. Please visit our blog page at for links to the referenced material above.