Screening for frailty among older patients with cancer using blood biomarkers of inflammation.

Affiliation

The Centre for Old Age Psychiatry Research, Innlandet Hospital Trust, P.O. Box 68, 2313 Ottestad, Norway; Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 4956, Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

As frailty is associated with inflammation, biomarkers of inflammation may represent objective measures that could facilitate the identification of frailty. Glasgow prognostic score (GPS), combines C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin, and is scored from 0 to 2 points. Higher score indicates a higher degree of inflammation.