Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer in the Elderly: Moving From Evidence to Practice
February 18, 2009
States population will be over 65 years old, with 2% of the population over 84. The corresponding projections for 2050 are 21% and 5%, respectively. These projections underscore the aging of the population, with most recent estimates of life expectancy hitting a record high of 78.1 years. With Americans living longer than ever before, physicians are already seeing larger numbers of elderly patients with cancers whose incidence increases with age, including colon cancer.