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The reduction in cancer mortality over time was smaller in older people than in younger people. Further research is needed to achieve the best trade-offs between cancer control and harm avoidance in older people.

Health care costs were significantly higher in elderly Australians who died from cancer than those dying from other causes and 40% of costs were expended in the last month of life.

The results of this study suggest differences in end-of-life care pathways dependent on patient factors, with younger, community-dwelling patients and those with a history of cancer incurring significantly greater costs.