Office for Aging Research and Health Services
The Office for Aging Research and Health Services (OARHS) supports URMC’s contributions as a leader regionally, nationally, and internationally in the development and delivery of innovative approaches to care for our rapidly growing population of older adults.
OARHS brings together the leading innovators in the field of geriatrics and gerontology in the Rochester area and nationally.
It serves as a resource to investigators developing their programs of research in geriatrics, to program leaders and providers in developing innovative clinical solutions for the care of older adults, and to educators preparing a workforce to help address the needs of the older adults population in our community, region, and nationwide.
Article of the Month
Toxicity of bevacizumab in combination with chemotherapy in older patients.
Mohile et al, 2013
Supriya Mohile, MD and colleagues are studying how best to tailor cancer treatments to the unique needs of older adults. Little is known about factors associated with receipt of bevacizumab, or whether bevacizamab is associated with increased toxicity when added to chemotherapy. In this study they examined factors that are associated with receipt and toxicity of bevacizumab in older patients with cancer.