The CGA-Oncology Study: Comprehensive geriatric assessment and intervention in older lung cancer patients

Project Details

The aim of the CGA-Oncology study is to prospectively assess the utility of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in older patients with lung cancer in terms of their quality of life, functional abilities, survival, rates of admission to hospital and health care related costs. Patients over the age of 65 years with a new diagnosis of advanced lung cancer receiving treatment at the Royal Melbourne Hospital are randomly allocated to receive current clinical care or a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and intervention plan.


  • Prof Andrea Maier, @AgeMelbourne Center Leader
  • A/Prof Kwang Lim, Clinical Director
  • Dr Claire Maddison, Geriatrician, PhD studentt


  • Foundation Grant, The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Research Outcomes

  1. Rier HN, Jager A, Sleijfer S, Maier AB, Levin MD. The Prevalence and Prognostic Value of Low Muscle Mass in Cancer Patients: A Review of the Literature. Oncologist. 2016 Jul 13. pii: theoncologist.2016-0066.

Research Group


Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Cancer in Medicine

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Royal Melbourne Hospital

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