Elderly mCRC patients may be missing out

Elderly patients with metastatic colorectal cancer are more likely to survive with treatment, but they are less likely to get it than younger patients, suggests a prospective study.

Providing “a broad review of real world practice”, the study followed 821 Australian patients aged ≥ 65 years enrolled in the mCRC registry, divided into three age-groups.

Although patients in the three groups had similar rates of presentation with synchronous metastatic disease, the