Management of young patients and elderly patients

A specific medical approach is required for the management of the medical, biological and psycho-social needs of young and elderly patients.

In oncogeriatrics, the patient's health capital (possible multiple diseases), autonomy and family situation are taken into account. Based on these parameters, the oncogeriatric specialists set out a care program combining efficacy and preservation of the quality of life (prevention of hospital re-admissions, etc.). The patient's schedule   is coordinated with Purpan IUCT.


Young and adolescent  patients receive treatment in the pediatric oncology ward which is adapted for the medical and psychological vulnerabilities associated with these age groups. Depending on the situation they may be offered specific treatment, particularly in hematology or radiation therapy. Pediatric oncology care is coordinated with Purpan IUCT.