Predicting the risk of chemotherapy toxicity in older patients: the Chemotherapy Risk Assessment Scale for High-Age Patients (CRASH) score.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Cancer, Volume 118, Issue 13, p.3377-86 (2012)

Keywords:

Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Antineoplastic Agents, Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols, Female, Humans, Male, Prospective Studies, Risk Assessment

Abstract:

Tools are lacking to assess the individual risk of severe toxicity from chemotherapy. Such tools would be especially useful for older patients, who vary considerably in terms of health status and functional reserve.