The Geriatric-Oncology Database: A Resource for Advancing Research in Older Cancer Patients
- To create a Geriatric-Oncology database of patients 65 years of age and older with
newly diagnosed cancer who have been identified as being at increased risk of
functional decline and mortality within a year.
- To enhance the Geriatric-Oncology Database by linking it to the Central Medicare
Services (CMS) Database and the Ohio Death Files.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients undergo a 1-hour comprehensive geriatric assessment at baseline and periodically
during the study as part of routine care. The assessments include the Lawton's nine-item
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL); the Katz's Activity of Daily Living (ADL);
the Timed Up and Go Test; the Karnofsky Physician-Rated Performance Rating Scale (KPS); the
number of falls in the past 6 months; the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA); the Body Mass
Index; the percent of unintentional weight loss in the past 6 months; the Medical Outcomes
Study (MOS) Social Support Subscale (emotional/information and tangible subscales); the MOS
Social Activity Limitations Measures; the Charlson Comorbidity Index; the Cumulative Index
Rating Scale Geriatrics (CIRS-G); the ACE-27; the Folstein's Mini-Mental State Examination
(MMSE); the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS); the Functional Pain Scale; and a list of
Data will be obtained from patients medical records at baseline, 6 months, 1 year, and 3
years. At completion of 1 and 3 years of follow up, the Geriatric-Oncology Database will be
linked to the Central Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Database and the Ohio Death
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Creation of a Geriatric-Oncology database
Data will be obtained from patients medical records at baseline, 6 months, 1 year, and 3 years.
Cynthia Owusu, MD, MSC
Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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