Geriatric Oncology

ASCO Geriatric Oncology Core Curriculum

ASCO offers a series of courses that offer insight into how to treat older patients with cancer. These courses are designed to provide instruction on the unique treatment and management strategies through the use of patient-case scenarios interspersed with audio commentary from the experts.

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International Society of Geriatric Oncology

The International Society of Geriatric Oncology, or Société Internationale d’Oncologie Gériatrique in French, hence the acronym SIOG, was founded in 2000. The major risk factor for cancer is age, and with the aging of the world population, a major epidemiologic challenge is before us.

The goal of SIOG is to foster the development of health professionals in the field of geriatric oncology, in order to optimize treatment of older adults with cancer. It promotes efforts in training, research, policy and care to support this mission. SIOG is a multidisciplinary society, including physicians in the fields of oncology and geriatrics, and allied health professionals. Its annual conference is the leading conference for experts in the field to interact and share their results.

At the initiative of Prof. Martine Extermann, 2009-2010 SIOG President, a monograph presenting the SIOG 10 Priorities was published in 2011 in collaboration with SIOG National Representatives.

It has members in more than 40 countries around the world. SIOG honors each year a prominent world expert in the field with the Calabresi Award, named after its first president: Dr. Paul Calabresi.

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