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Several Factors Predict Early Death in Elderly Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Patients >70 years scheduled to receive first-line chemotherapy for colon, pancreas, stomach, ovary, bladder, prostate, lung cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or cancer of unknown primary origin (excluding breast cancer), were included in the study, which sought to identify objective factors that predict early death, defined as <6 months after initiation of chemotherapy.

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