"A Systematic Review of Studies Addressing Specific Questions about the Management of Several Tumour Types Common in Elderly People"

Project Summary and Objectives:

To undertake a systematic review of the existing evidence on adjuvant treatment and chemotherapy for metastatic colon and rectum tumours in elderly people.

The evidence will be reviewed by a multi-professional expert panel which will co-operate with appropriate collaborative review groups within the Cochrane Cancer Network.

Where possible, evidence based clinical guidelines for the management of elderly patients with cancer will be devised.


Palliative chemotherapy for advanced colorectal cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis - BMJ (2000); 321:  531-5

Surgery for colorectal cancer in elderly patients: a systematic review - Lancet (2000); 356: 968-74

Further information can be obtained from:

Dr Peter Simmonds
Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Medical Oncology
ancer Research UK Wessex Medical Oncology Unit
University of Southampton
Level F (824)
Centre Block
Southampton General Hospital
Tremona Road
    SO16 6YD

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