‘Biologic Age’ Can Determine Cancer Treatment for Older Patients

Age really is more than a number when it comes to cancer treatment for older patients.

New research at the OSUCCC – James shows that a patient’s “biologic age” can sometimes affect the efficacy of treatment more than his or her chronologic age.

Just as there is no unique cancer, there is no set way in which we age. With this in mind, James experts are improving methods for gauging health, wellness and resilience independent of age, including the launching of the CARE (Cancer and Aging Resiliency) Clinic.

At the clinic, patients can take advantage of centralized visits and consultations with a multidisciplinary care team that can identify both age-related and cancer-related factors to provide better outcomes for older adults.