Aim: This paper aims to analyze the usefulness of the G8 geriatric oncology questionnaire in patients with advanced/metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma (aPAC) and its possible association with different clinical outcomes. Methods: Patients age > 70 years were screened with the G8 tool and treated with intravenous nab-paclitaxel 125 mg/m2 and gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 for 3 consecutive weeks followed by one-week rest as prescribed after clinical evaluation by treating oncologists. Patient’s charts were evaluated for type and severity of toxicity, 2 cycle rate of completion, discontinuation rate, delays, dose reductions, and other outcomes response rates, progression-free, and overall survival. Sensitivity, specificity, and possible correlations were analyzed. Results: Sensitivity and specificity of the G8 score for severe toxicity were respectively 55.9% and 50%. No association between all types of severe grade 3-4 toxicity, delays, or dose reductions, and the G8 score was present (p= 0.622). ORR was 32.5% with no complete responses. Median PFS and OS were 4.5 months and 8.1 months, respectively. Correlation between G8 score and PFS was not statistically significant (p=0.0652). Correlation between G8 score and OS was statistically significant (p=0.0251). Although median survival of G8 fit patients was superior to that of G8 vulnerable patients (6.5 versus 4 months), the difference was not statistically different (p= 0.1975). Conclusion: Clinical results in terms of response rate, survival outcomes, and side-effects were in the range reported by others. However, the G8 questionnaire is not a reliable diagnostic tool to predict the risk of severe toxicity, and clinical outcomes in older patients with aPAC.
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