The platform presented its Normand research program on cognitive troubles and quality of life of elderly patients with cancer at the virtual conference “Cancer and Aging” organized by the ARC foundation in September 2020.
The objectives of the research program are to better understand the effects of cancer treatments according to different treatment modalities and different cancer sites (e.g. adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer, new hormonal therapies in prostate cancer, surgery for invasive bladder cancer, etc. ) on the quality of life and more specifically on the cognition of elderly patients. In addition, our program aims to identify the most suitable tools for screening cognitive disorders in oncogeriatric consultation. Finally, once the difficulties specific to this population have been identified, our goal is to suggest the most suitable management options for elderly patients (such as cognitive stimulation, or the practice of an adapted physical activity).
More information can be found on the ARC foundation website.