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Table 3 Reason for assessment and decision after the comprehensive geriatric assessment

From: Impact of the comprehensive geriatric assessment on treatment decision in geriatric oncology

Initial Cancer treatment plan N (%)
Surgery 173 (41.4)
Chemotherapy 148 (35.4)
Adjuvant chemotherapy 18 (4.3)
Radiotherapy 11 (2.6)
Chemotherapy and surgery 4 (1.0)
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy 6 (1.5)
Surgery and radiotherapy 2 (0.5)
Hormonal therapy 13 (3.1)
Hormonal therapy and radiotherapy 1 (0.2)
Targeted therapy 6 (1.5)
Hormonal therapy and targeted therapy 1 (0.2)
Chemoembolization 1 (0.2)
Supportive care treatment 34 (8.1)
Change in the initial cancer treatment plan (except for patients admitted for “supportive care treatment”) (n = 384)
 No change 320 (83.3)
 Change (decrease in chemotherapy intensity) 8 (2.1)
 Change from specific cancer treatment to supportive care or less aggressive treatment 56 (14.6)