Geriatric Oncology

The Geriatric Oncology Unit at Sharett Oncology Institute represents the intersection of oncology and geriatrics, two dynamic fields of medicine. Our unit is focused on the management and treatment of cancer in older adults, recognizing the unique needs and challenges of this population

Our Mission

The mission of our Geriatric Oncology Unit is to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and personalized care to older adults diagnosed with cancer. We recognize that the elderly population often has unique healthcare needs, including co-existing chronic diseases, different physiological responses to treatments, and distinct psychosocial requirements. Therefore, our approach is geared towards addressing these unique needs to ensure optimal patient outcomes

Our Team

Our team is made up of a multidisciplinary group of professionals specializing in geriatric medicine and oncology. This includes oncologists, geriatricians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dietitians, and physiotherapists. Our collective expertise allows us to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for our patients

Our Approach

The Geriatric Oncology Unit takes a holistic approach to patient care. We assess each patient’s physical health, emotional well-being, social support network, functional ability, and personal wishes to develop a personalized treatment plan

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Research & Education

The Geriatric Oncology Unit at Sharett Oncology Institute is not only dedicated to providing top-notch patient care, but is also committed to advancing the field of geriatric oncology through research and education. We are involved in clinical trials to evaluate new treatments and interventions for older adults with cancer. Our team regularly participates in and contributes to professional conferences and symposiums, and we are committed to training the next generation of healthcare providers in the principles of geriatric oncology


Contact Us

At the Geriatric Oncology Unit, our focus is on providing the highest level of care to our patients while advancing the field of geriatric oncology. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.


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