Petri Dish

TOASTIE STUDY (TOLERANCE OF ANTICANCER SYSTEMIC THERAPY IN THE ELDERLY)

Project Lead: Dr Helen Dearden/Dr Mark Baxter

This is the NOTCH network's first prospective trainee-led study and is actively recruiting. 

Current number of centres open to recruitment: 13

Current number of patients recruited: 83

With an ageing population we are treating an increasing number of elderly patients with chemotherapy.

Frailty is known to be associated with poor chemotherapy tolerance and increased hospital admissions. 


This prospective multi centre project aims to describe the needs of this under-represented  population, collecting data to assess validity and feasibility of using frailty scoring systems ahead of commencing chemotherapy in a NHS population. This will lead to improved patient care and could be practice changing across the UK. 

We would love to have you on-board.


If your centre would like to be involved, please contact us.