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Clin Transl Oncol. 2018 Sep;20(9):1117-1126. doi: 10.1007/s12094-018-1844-1. Epub 2018 Feb 12.

Cancer and aging in Ibero-America.

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1
Department of Geriatrics, Cancer Care in the Elderly Clinic, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Vasco de Quiroga 15, Sección XVI, Tlalpan, CDMX, 14080, Mexico City, Mexico. enrique.sotop@incmnsz.mx.
2
Department of Hematology, University Hospital Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Health Research Institute IIS-FJD, Madrid, Spain.
3
Hospital Lluís Alcanyís, Xátiva, Spain.
4
Division of Geriatrics, Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
5
Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset, Valencia, Spain.
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Department of Hemato-Oncology, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico.
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Department of Geriatrics, Cancer Care in the Elderly Clinic, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Vasco de Quiroga 15, Sección XVI, Tlalpan, CDMX, 14080, Mexico City, Mexico.
8
University of Bordeaux, Inserm, Bordeaux Population Health Research Center, UMR 1219, 33000, Bordeaux, France.

Abstract

Population aging represents a worldwide challenge. In Ibero-America (Spain, Portugal, and the American countries in which the Spanish or Portuguese language are spoken), the number of older adults is growing, leading to an increase in aging-related diseases such as cancer. Older adults already account for half of all cancer cases in Ibero-America, and this proportion will continue to increase. Furthermore, Ibero-American healthcare systems are not adequately prepared to provide care for older adults with cancer, mainly due to a lack of resources and generalized paucity of geriatric training for healthcare providers. Across the region, several clinical initiatives, educational activities and research collaborations have been established to set the foundations of Ibero-American geriatric oncology and to increase the geriatric knowledge among healthcare providers. This article provides an overview of the current landscape of geriatric oncology in Ibero-America, highlighting its critical challenges, opportunities for improvement and collaboration, and future directions.

KEYWORDS:

Aging; Geriatric oncology; Global oncology; Latin America; Portugal; Spain

PMID:
29435944
DOI:
10.1007/s12094-018-1844-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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