213P - Age alone or Charlson comorbidity index – what guides anticancer treatment choice in newly diagnosed, non-metastatic breast cancer in the real life...

Date 10 October 2016
Event ESMO 2016 Congress
Session Poster display
Topics Breast Cancer
Presenter Agnieszka Badora-Rybicka
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (6): 43-67. 10.1093/annonc/mdw364
Authors A. Badora-Rybicka, E. Nowara, D. Starzyczny-Słota
  • The Medical And Experimental Oncology Department, Maria Sklodowska Curie MSC Memorial Cancer Institute in Gliwice, 44-101 - Gliwice/PL

Abstract

Background

Breast cancer is the the most common malignancy in woman and its frequency increases with age. The aim of the study was to asses if age itself impacts treatment choice in non-metastatic breast cancer patients and is associated with increased treatment toxicity in a real life observational setting. We also investigated whether Charlson comorbidity index values were correlated with PFS and OS.

Methods

We conducted a retrospective analysis of medical records of 730 patients with newly diagnosed, non-metastatic breast cancer, treated in Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice Branch between 2007 and 2013. This analysis is preliminary, since the data collection is not completed yet. 244 patients were above 65 years old and 147 – above 70 years old. Variables included in uni- and multivariate analysis were: age, ECOG-PS, clinical stage of the disease, subtype of breast cancer (according to St Gallen 2015 classification).

Results

Older patients or in poor ECOG-PS were less likely to receive preoperative chemotherapy (p = 0.0073 and p 

Conclusions

According to this preliminary analysis, older breast cancer patients are less likely to receive chemotherapy or undergo surgery. Charlson comorbidity index was strongly correlated with shorter PFS and OS.

Clinical trial identification

Legal entity responsible for the study

Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice Branch. Poland

Funding

Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice Branch. Poland

Disclosure

All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.