Cancer in the elderly: research fails to keep up with demographic change

New research showing that almost half of 13,000 patients with head and neck cancers had other health-related problems at the same time is one of the presentations in a special session at the 31st conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO 31). The session will highlight the effect of the demographic time bomb caused by an increasingly ageing population. Dr Charlotte Rotb