A recognized presence in business circles in San Diego, CA, Elliot Feuerstein served as an officer of Mira Mesa Shopping Center, leveraging his over 40 years of success as a real estate developer. Deeply involved in community work, Elliot Feuerstein supports the City of Hope.
The City of Hope is a healthcare facility treating diabetes, cancer, and other life-threatening diseases. The City of Hope is blazing the trail to better treat older adults with cancer through a powerful tool called “geriatric assessment.”
Geriatric assessment is a comprehensive survey that will assess many aspects of a patient’s life, such as their current medical condition, their medications, the support or social networks around them, and their treatment preferences.
Two studies support the value of geriatric assessment. Studies by The Lancet and JAMA Oncology revealed that patients assessed through the geriatric assessment experienced better outcomes. Observations included lower toxicity levels from chemo sessions, although their chemo doses were decreased to accommodate several factors.
The Rising Tide Foundation is investing another $2 million to put the geriatric assessment in five different clinical trials, each focusing on a particular type of cancer. These new trials are expected to set new standards in cancer and aging.
San Diego, California, Philanthropist Elliot Feuerstein.