Author | Steven Ades, MD

Articles

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.[1] These projections underscore the aging of the population, with most recent estimates of life expectancy hitting a record high of 78.1 years.[2] 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.