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 in geriatric oncology. Information is presented through patient-case scenarios interspersed with audio commentary from the experts.

To learn more visit the Geriatric Oncology page of ASCO University. 

 

International Society of Geriatric Oncology

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

The major risk factor for cancer is age, and with the aging of the world population, a major epidemiologic challenge is before us. SIOG’s goal is to foster the development of health professionals in the field of geriatric oncology. This will, in turn, optimize treatment of older adults with cancer. SIOG 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. The monograph was produced in collaboration with SIOG National Representatives.

It has members in more than 40 countries around the world. Each year SIOG honors a prominent world expert in the field by awarding them the Calabresi Award. The award is named after SIOG’s first president, Dr. Paul Calabresi.

For more information please visit www.siog.org or contact laurence.jocaille@siog.org.