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Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women

Reed, Malcolm W., Audisio, Riccardo A. (Eds.)

2010, XVI, 413 p.

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  • The proposed contributors to this text represent the leading opinions in their relevant fields.  This will ensure the credibility of this text with the proposed readership.
  • The text covers all aspects of the care of older women with breast cancer rather than being sub-specialist specific.  This will attract a wide range of potential readers for the text.
  • Dr Audisio is a board member of SIOG and the endorsement of this association will be sought. This will provide marketing opportunities through the Society website and meetings.

Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women offers the reader evidence-based clinical knowledge of older patients suffering from breast cancer. It presents the most up-to-date research and clinical knowledge from the leading specialists across a range of fields that come into contact with older breast cancer patients.

Multidisciplinary in its approach, this book covers all the bases for managing breast cancer in older women. The full armament of therapeutic options is presented, as well as the epidemiology of the disease in older women and the specific psychosocial considerations for older patients.

Medical oncologists, gerontologists and all involved in the management of older breast cancer patients will benefit from having this unique and important work on their shelf.

Malcolm W Reed, MD, MB ChB, BMedSci, FRCS is Professor of Surgical Oncology based at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in Sheffield, UK. His extensive research history includes work on hormone receptors in breast cancer and the effect of photodynamic therapy on the tumor microcirculation.

Riccardo A Audsio, MD, FRCS is Consultant Surgical Oncologist at St Helens and Knowsley University Hospitals, St Helens, UK. His main research interest is exploring the role of surgery within the multidisciplinary management of cancer patients, particularly focusing on onco-geriatrics, and he currently sits on the editorial board of 12 publications.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Tumor - aging - assessment - cancer - geriatrics

Related subjects » Family & Geriatric Medicine - Oncology & Hematology - Radiology

Table of contents 

Background and Epidemiology.- Basic Science of Breast Cancer in Older Patients.- Tumor Biology and Pathology.- Clinical Epidemiology and the Impact of Co-Morbidity on Survival.- Special Considerations in the Management of Older Women.- Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.- A Practical Mini-Guide to Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.- Impact of the Physiological Effects of Aging on the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Systemic Breast Cancer Treatment.- Impact of Hormone Replacement Therapy on Breast Cancer.- Experiences of a Multidisciplinary Elderly Breast Cancer Clinic: Using the Right Specialists, in the Same Place, with Time.- Therapeutics.- Mammographic Breast Screening in Elderly Women.- Primary Endocrine Therapy for the Treatment of Early Breast Cancer in Older Women.- Peroperative Radiotherapy.- General and Local Anesthetics.- The Surgical Management of Breast Cancer in Elderly Women.- Breast Reconstruction.- Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy.- Adjuvant Chemotherapy.- Adjuvant Radiotherapy.- Prevention and Treatment of Skeletal Complications.- Medical Management of Advanced Disease.- The Use of Chemotherapy in Elderly Cancer Patients: Dose Adjusting, Drug Interactions, and Polypharmacy.- Psychosocial Considerations.- Delayed Presentation of Breast Cancer in Older Women.- Patient Decision Making.- Culture, Ethnicity, and Race: Persistent Disparities in Older Women with Breast Cancer.- Supportive, Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Older Breast Cancer Patients.

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