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  • Outcomes of Elderly Patients with Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treated with First-Line Chemotherapy: A Pooled Analysis of 12 EORTC Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma Group Trials. [Journal Article]
  • OOncologist 2018 Apr 12
  • Younger E, Litière S, … van der Graaf WTA
  • CONCLUSIONS: Elderly patients with metastatic STS treated with first-line chemotherapy were largely underrepresented in these EORTC STS trials. Their outcomes were only slightly worse than those of younger patients. Novel trials with broader eligibility criteria are needed for elderly patients. These trials should incorporate geriatric assessments and measurements of age-adjusted health-related quality of life.This analysis demonstrates that elderly patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma are underrepresented in clinical trials of first-line chemotherapy by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma Group. Furthermore, the elderly participants were generally of excellent performance status, which is not representative of an unselected elderly population. These data provide rationale for development of novel trials for elderly patients that are not only for "elite" patients but include comprehensive geriatric assessments for risk stratification. Because chemotherapy for advanced soft tissue sarcomas is largely given with palliative intent, incorporation of health-related quality of life measures with traditional endpoints will provide a more holistic approach to future clinical trials.
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