Burden of Musculoskeletal Cancers of the Aging

BMUS: Tumors of Bone and Connective Tissue
 
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VIIIA.C.2.1
BMUS: Tumors of Bone and Connective Tissue

Lead Author(s): 

William G. Ward SR, MD
Robert M. Corey, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

The average age of the population in the United States continues to rise. With age, the human body’s ability to cope with stress and illness declines. As a result, poorer outcomes from cancers are expected in the aged due to greater decline in functional status, adaptability and an increase in co-morbid conditions, all of which have been shown to have an effect on survival.

Edition: 

  • 2014

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