Multidisciplinary Approach to Older Adults with Hematologic Malignancies—a Paradigm Shift

Sarah A. Wall, Erin Stevens, Jennifer Vaughn, Naresh Bumma, Ashley E. Rosko, Uma Borate

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Hematologic malignancies are most likely to present in the seventh and eighth decades of life. Continued population growth will lead to increasing numbers of older adults with hematologic malignancies. Oncology care for older adults is complex and must account for the effect of aging on disease biology and treatment tolerance. Multidisciplinary oncology care has been utilized in solid tumor oncology for decades, initially driven by the need for multi-modality treatment. In this review, we make the case for multidisciplinary oncogeriatric care for older adults with hematologic malignancies in order to best navigate the intersection of aging and blood cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Hematologic Malignancy Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Geriatric Oncolog
  • Hematology
  • Multidisciplinary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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