Multidisciplinary Evaluation of Elderly Patients With Digestive Cancer (EPODIG-G)

  • End date
    Sep 17, 2026
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Institut de cancérologie Strasbourg Europe
Updated on 18 October 2021
primary cancer
targeted therapy


This is a monocentric, comparative, open-label, randomized parallel group study enrolling elderly subjects hospitalized in Strasbourg Europe Cancerology Institute (ICANS), starting chemotherapy or targeted therapy for the treatment of digestive cancer.


At the ICANS an EPODIG-G program, consisting in a coordination of supportive care that are existing in the Institute, is proposed to elderly patients with digestive cancer. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of this early multidisciplinary geriatric program (EPODIG-G), when it is initiated before therapeutic treatment.

Condition Ewing's Family Tumors, digestive disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, gastrointestinal tract tumor, digestive system tumor, digestive disease, Neoplasm of unspecified nature of digestive system, gastrointestinal tumors, Gastrointestinal Neoplasm, gastrointestinal diseases, Cancer/Tumors, GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER, Digestive System Disease, digestive diseases, gastrointestinal tumor, gastrointestinal disease, digestive disorder, Digestive System Neoplasms, Neoplasms, digestive system neoplasm, Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders, Cancer, Cancer (Pediatric)
Treatment EPODIG-G program (coordination of supportive care)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05066139
SponsorInstitut de cancérologie Strasbourg Europe
Last Modified on18 October 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Patients must be 75 years old
Performance status 0, 1 or 2
Diagnostic of digestive cancer, all stages (adjuvant or metastatic), with an indication for chemotherapy treatment or targeted therapy
Patients previously treated with one or several lines of chemotherapy for this digestive cancer are eligible
Estimated life expectancy 3 months
Patients able to speak, read and understand French
Signed informed consent from the patient
Patients must have a social security coverage

Exclusion Criteria

History of differentiated neuroendocrine tumors grade 1 or 2 (pancreas, small intestine)
History of another treated cancer during the last five years
History of major surgery and/or curative radiation therapy during the last 4 weeks before inclusion
Patients unable to submit to medical follow-up for geographical, social or psychological reasons
Patients placed under guardianship
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