Last updated on February 2020

Role of Geriatric Intervention in Treatment of Older Patients With Cancer (PREPARE)

Brief description of study

Randomized trials have already demonstrated that geriatric intervention was able to improve survival in the general elderly population but only a few have been performed in cancer patients. At the end, these data are not sufficient to consider geriatric intervention as validated in this setting. Case Management, coordinated by a geriatrician and a trained nurse, could improve prognosis of elderly patients with cancer. This approach, can be integrated in daily oncology practice. This strategy will be compared to usual oncological management in a randomized phase III trial.

Detailed Study Description

Patients will first be screened using the G8 screening tool. If the resulting score is altered (G8 <= 14), patients will be included in the main study and randomized according to 2 modalities: Arm A / Usual care (treatment according to on-going regimens in oncology) or Arm B /Case management (assessment of the patient by the nurse and the geriatrician with interventions as prescribed by the geriatrician). The intervention will be considered effective if, at one year, compared to usual care there is a significant clinical improvement in overall survival (OS) without a significant deterioration or/and clinical improvement of at least one of the targeted quality of life (QoL) scores, without significant clinical deterioration in at least one of the targeted QoL scores and without significant difference in OS in favor of usual care.

If the resulting score is normal (G8 > 14), patients will be treated according to their physician-in-charge opinion. A minimal set of data will be collected (age, sex, tumor type, disease stage, performance status (PS), creatinine clearance, albumin and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) levels mainly) to allow for the characterization of the population in order to compare our results to those of other published series.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02704832

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