CARDI research brief: age as a determining factor in the treatment of prostate cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/231871
Title:
CARDI research brief: age as a determining factor in the treatment of prostate cancer
Authors:
Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI)
Citation:
Age as a determining factor in the treatment of prostate cancer: CARDI Belfast/Dublin (2012)
Publisher:
Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI)
Issue Date:
17-Apr-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/231871
Additional Links:
http://www.cardi.ie/publications/ageasadeterminingfactorinthetreatmentofprostatecancercardiresearchbrief
Item Type:
Article; Report
Language:
en
Description:
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Ireland, with 3,609 cases diagnosed in 2008. A new study funded by CARDI states that the rate is 12 times higher in men aged 70+ than in younger men; deaths from prostate cancer are 74 times higher for men aged 70+ than for those under 70. The research, led by Dr Anna Gavin at the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, found that access to urologists and curative treatment has increased for all men since the mid-1990s. However older men are less likely to see a urologist or have radical treatment than younger men. The research was not able to identify the reasons for the variance in treatment of older men, which may reflect the clinical condition of older men, including the presence of other disease and their fitness for treatment.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; PROSTATE CANCER
Series/Report no.:
CARDI research brief

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCentre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-03T10:33:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-03T10:33:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012-04-17-
dc.identifier.citationAge as a determining factor in the treatment of prostate cancer: CARDI Belfast/Dublin (2012)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/231871-
dc.descriptionProstate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Ireland, with 3,609 cases diagnosed in 2008. A new study funded by CARDI states that the rate is 12 times higher in men aged 70+ than in younger men; deaths from prostate cancer are 74 times higher for men aged 70+ than for those under 70. The research, led by Dr Anna Gavin at the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, found that access to urologists and curative treatment has increased for all men since the mid-1990s. However older men are less likely to see a urologist or have radical treatment than younger men. The research was not able to identify the reasons for the variance in treatment of older men, which may reflect the clinical condition of older men, including the presence of other disease and their fitness for treatment.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCentre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI)en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCARDI research briefen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.cardi.ie/publications/ageasadeterminingfactorinthetreatmentofprostatecancercardiresearchbriefen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectPROSTATE CANCERen_GB
dc.titleCARDI research brief: age as a determining factor in the treatment of prostate canceren_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.typeReporten
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