19th Conference of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology

Integrative oncology – Leaving no one behind / GENEVA Switzerland 14-16 Nov 2019

November 15, 2019 / Friday

08:20 - 08:30

Opening Remarks

Hans Wildiers, SIOG president

08:30 - 09:30

Overview of the year
Chairs: Tanya Wildes, Melisa Wong

News in oncology, Ravindran Kanesvaran
News in geriatrics, Marije Hamaker
Best of JGO, journal of geriatric oncology, Supriya Mohile & Siri Rostoft

09:30 - 10:30

Short oral abstract presentations
Chairs: Heidi Klepin, Kah Poh (Melissa) Loh

O01 Outcomes that matter to patients? The Geriatric Oncology Surgical Assessment and Functional rEcovery after surgery (GOSAFE) study: subgroup analysis of 440 patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery, Nicole Marie Saur
O02 Crafting age friendly cancer care: A model for improvement utilizing the 4 Ms framework across the continuum of an NCI designated cancer center, Cassandra Vonnes
O03 Assessment of the external validity of the NCCN guidelines for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in a real population of elderly patients aged 70 years and older, Maria Grazia Rodriquenz
O04 Impact of the external validity of the national comprehensive cancer network and European Society for Medical Oncology guidelines for NSCLC on treatment outcomes in a population of patients aged 80 years and older, Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti
O05 Factors affecting radiotherapy utilisation in geriatric oncology patients in New South Wales, Australia, Penny L Mackenzie
O06 Predictive power of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment questionnaires to estimate the risk of early death in elderly cancer patients using Machine Learning, Gabrielle Ribeiro Sena
O07 Serious adverse events among older patients in the ALTTO trial, Lissandra Dal Lago
O08 Prostate cancer treatment and the risk of septicemia, Nikita Nikita
O09 Combination of G8 screening tool and hand-grip strength to predict overall survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy, Kristian Kirkelund Bentsen
O10 Association between frailty and long-term homecare utilization in older adults following cancer surgery: a population-based retrospective cohort study, Tyler R Chesney
O11 Understanding factors influencing outcomes in older rural breast cancer patients, Kelly Kenzik
O12 Obesity paradox in older cancer patients for middle and long-term mortality: a large prospective multicentre cohort study of 2071 patients, Claudia Martinez Tapia
O13 Association of LIPI score with immunotherapy outcomes in elderly population, Capucine Baldini
O14 The prevalence of luminal B subtype is higher in older postmenopausal women with ER+/HER2- breast cancer and is associated with inferior outcomes, Matthew N. Mills
O15 Cytoplasmic cyclin E: an exquisite marker of tumour biology in older women with primary breast cancer, Ruth Mary Parks

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee break & Poster viewing
11:00 - 12:00

The many faces of geriatric assessment

Chairs: Holly Holmes, Christopher Steer

Acute oncology - Geriatric assessment in the emergency department, Thierry Chevalley
Polypharmacy or mobility assessment in patients with haematological malignancies, Tanya Wildes
Geriatric assessment guided interventions - The role of occupational therapy and allied health, Mackenzi Pergolotti

12:00 - 13:00

Breast Cancer MDT

Chairs: Enrique Soto Perez de Celis, Kwok-Leung Cheung


Case Presentation 1: HER2+ early breast cancer 

Case Presentation 2: Triple negative early breast cancer

Panelists: Hans Wildiers, Richard Simcock, Ruth Parks, Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti

13:00 - 14:30  Break for lunch
14:30 - 15:30

Colorectal cancer MDT
Chair: Ponnandai Somasundar

Case 1: rectal cancer

Panelists: Siri Rostoft, Nicole Saur, Athanasios Karampeazis, Isacco Montroni, Amy MacKenzie

15:30 - 16:30 SIOG General assembly
16:30 - 17:00  Coffee break & Poster viewing & Young SIOG poster discussion
17:00 - 18:30

Special symposium: 
Research for older patients: all-out development from humanities to trials,

by CARG, EORTC and INCa  

Chairs: Stuart Lichtman, Etienne Brain

Political commitment, Jérôme Foucaud
Barriers to participation, Florence Canoui Poitrine
TBA, Myriam Pannard
Clinical trial eligibility and ASCO act, Stuart Lichtman
Composite/co-primary endpoints and challenges in statistics at EORTC, Antonella Brunello
Epidemiological research and others CARG actions, Supriya Mohile & William Dale
Pharmacology monitoring and DDI, Ginah Nightingale
Asian perspective: the JCOG initiative, Tomonori Mizutani

18:30 - 19:30 Research on geriatric evaluation symposium

(Joint symposium with Young SIOG, Nursing/Allied Health, EUGMS)

Chairs: Martine Puts (NAH), Gabor Liposits (young SIOG), Claire Falandry (EUGSM)


Impact of geriatric assessment on survival, function, and nutritional status in older patients with head and neck cancer: preliminary results of the EGeSOR randomized multicenter controlled trial, Florence Canoui Poitrine

Geriatric comanagement is associated with reduced 90day postoperative mortality among patients aged 75+ with cancer, Soo Jung Kim

Prehabilitation in preoperative care of prehab as medicine, Barbara van Munster

20:00 - 22:30

Networking event
(Ticket event, venue to be announced)