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New blog focuses on seniors with cancer.

A new Web log, or blog, brings information and support to senior citizens with cancer and their caregivers.

Richard J. Rosenbluth, M.D., chairman of the Geriatric Oncology Program of the Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, is a leading expert in the relatively new field of geriatric oncology. He recently launched the blog site, Seniors With Cancer, to help older adults with cancer cope with the unique challenges and issues relating to their condition.

Dr. Rosenbluth points out that just as a child would see a pediatrician for medical care, an older patient should go to a geriatrician. Dr. Rosenbluth asserts that the medical community still has not defined optimal protocols for older oncology patients, especially for patients 80 years old and older. In addition, he suggests that most researchers appear uninterested in this segment of the population, noting that clinical trials for cancer treatments often exclude patients older than age 70.

Dr. Rosenbluth will contribute ideas and editorials on the blog site weekly, and blog readers have the opportunity to leave comments with each post. Every blog post will have an audio podcast version so that users with visual impairments can participate. The blog can be found at
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Date:Oct 1, 2007
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