All publications of “Luciola de Barros Pontes”

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Clinical features and overall survival among elderly cancer patients in a tertiary cancer center

Yuri Philippe Pimentel Vieira Antunes, Diogo Diniz Gomes Bugano, Auro del Giglio, Rafael Aliosha Kaliks, Theodora Karnakis, Lucíola de Barros Pontes

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3067

ABSTRACTObjective To evaluate the epidemiological profile and overall survival of a large population of elderly individuals diagnosed with solid tumors in a tertiary hospital.Methods This retrospective study included patients aged >65 years, diagnosed with solid tumors between January 2007 and December 2011, at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil. The medical records were reviewed to obtain information about clinical variables and overall survival.Results A total of 806 patients were identified, and 58.4% were male. Mean age was 74 years […]

Prevalence of renal insufficiency in elderly cancer patients in a tertiary cancer center

Lucíola de Barros Pontes, Yuri Philippe Pimentel Vieira Antunes, Diogo Diniz Gomes Bugano, Theodora Karnakis, Auro del Giglio, Rafael Aliosha Kaliks

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao3003

Objective To estimate the prevalence of abnormal glomerular filtration rate in elderly patients with solid tumors.Methods A retrospective study with patients aged >65 years diagnosed with solid tumors between January 2007 and December 2011 in a cancer center. The following data were collected: sex, age, serum creatinine at the time of diagnosis and type of tumor. Renal function was calculated using abbreviated Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formulae and then staged in accordance with the clinical practice guidelines […]

Treatment of breast cancer patients from a public healthcare system in a private center: costs of care for a pilot public-private partnership in oncology

Rafael Aliosha Kaliks, Lucíola de Barros Pontes, Cinthia Leite Frizzera Borges Bognar, Kelly Cristine Carvalho Santos, Sílvio Eduardo Bromberg, Paulo Gustavo Tenório do Amaral, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000200014

Objective:To describe the flow and costs associated with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with breast cancer who come from the public healthcare system and were treated at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein.METHODS:Between August 2009, and December 2011, 51 patients referred by the Unified Public Healthcare System (SUS) had access to Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein for diagnostic radiology, medical oncology, radiotherapy, and oncologic/breast reconstruction surgery. The data were collected retrospectively from the hospital records, patient charts, pharmacy records, and from the […]

Glioblastoma: approach to treat elderly patients

Luciola de Barros Pontes, Theodora Karnakis, Suzana Maria Fleury Malheiros, Eduardo Weltman, Reynaldo André Brandt, Rafael Aliosha Kaliks Guendelmann

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000400021

Treating elderly cancer patients is a challenge for oncologists, especially considering the several therapeutic modalities in glioblastoma. Extensive tumor resection offers the best chance of local control. Adequate radiotherapy should always be given to elderly patients if they have undergone gross total resection and have maintained a good performance status. Rather than being ruled out, chemotherapy should be considered, and temozolomide is the chosen drug. A comprehensive geriatric assessment is a valuable tool to help guiding treatment decisions in elderly […]