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Physical Therapist

Geriatrics 240

Lung Cancer in the Older Patient


  • Become familiar with the epidemiology of lung cancer in the elderly and describe 2 risks and age-related disparities in lung cancer
  • Define and differentiate local therapy vs. systemic therapy and give an example of each.
  • Define and describe the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
  • Describe local treatment strategies including; surgical resection, radiation therapy, radiofrequency ablation
  • Describe systemic treatment strategies including; adjuvant chemotherapy, locally advanced disease, advanced disease, small cell lung cancer, immunotherapy and targeted therapies for actionable mutations

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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