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Haemopoietic diseases: leukaemias and myelomas 

Haemopoietic diseases: leukaemias and myelomas
Haemopoietic diseases: leukaemias and myelomas

Roberto Mina

, Alessandra Larocca

, and Antonio Palumbo

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date: 20 May 2022

The demographic revolution driven by the ageing of the general population is rapidly changing the therapeutic landscape in the onco-haematological setting. Acute and chronic leukaemias and myeloma are typical disorders of older people, and their incidence is expected to rise in the near future. The introduction of new targeted drugs has led to a survival improvement, which is still significantly inferior in elderly patients as compared with younger ones. The current approach to older patients, based on chronological age and performance status, is no longer sufficient to fully characterize patients, whereas comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a better tool to make a thorough evaluation (physical and cognitive) and to tailor treatment according to patients’ fitness. Since there is evolving consensus about the optimal tools for a geriatric evaluation in the haematological setting, studies aimed at validating CGA are necessary to stratify patients and guide physicians in the choice of treatment.

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