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Medicine Grand Rounds, Hyman Muss “Personalizing Care for the Older Cancer Patient”
January 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Muss is a translational researcher who is involved in the design and of both clinical trials that contain collaborative trials involving both laboratory and health services research. His major interest is in cancer in older patients with a focus on the treatment of breast cancer in older women. Breast cancer is a disease of aging and the majority of women who die of breast cancer are 65 years and older. Older patients frequently receive poorer cancer treatment and Dr. Muss is interested in improving cancer care in such patients. He also has a major interest in biomarkers of aging and geriatric assessment in older patients with cancer. Dr. Muss and his colleagues at the Lineberger Cancer Center have developed a geriatric oncology program for the cancer center including a geriatric oncology consultation clinic.