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RN and Allied Health Lecture: Caring for Older Adults with Cancer – Who, When, Where, Why and How?

July 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Trevor A. Jolly, MBBS
Assistant Professor
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Hematology/Oncology
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Age is the single most important risk factor for developing cancer and the incidence of most human cancers increases with advancing age. Older adults frequently have comorbidities, functional and psychosocial deficits which may impact cancer care. This lecture will examine the clinical utility of simple geriatric assessment tools and illustrates, using case-based scenarios, how such tools can be used to guide interventions and treatment decisions in this patient population.

Lecture Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of geriatric assessment in the care of older cancer patients.
  • Incorporate geriatric assessment in routine care of older adults with cancer.
  • Utilize geriatric assessment and principles to guide interventions which may improve the health outcomes in older cancer patients.

Lecture Resources

  • Flyer
  • Live Link (Coming Soon. Livestream of lecture; recording available for viewing within 48 hours of lecture)
  • All other documents and information (including WebEx connection information, presentation handout, and links to obtain certificates) are located in our Learning Management System (Sakai).


July 12, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm