Geriatric Oncology

Treatment, Assessment and Management

Editors: Hurria, Arti, Balducci, Lodovico (Eds.)

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About this book

The management of the older person with cancer is based on the estimate of life expectancy, tolerance of treatment, patient preference, and socio-economic barriers to treatment. The thrust of this book is to make medical oncologists and other health professionals managing older patients with cancer aware of recent developments in geriatric assessment and in cancer management for the older adult. After consulting this text the practitioner will be able to provide individualized treatment to the older cancer patient, reflecting that patient's physiologic age and personal needs. This book will also provide a scaffold to organize rapidly developing advances in geriatric assessment. This is particularly relevant for oncologists since the majority of patients with cancer are 65 and older.

 

The target audiences for this book are oncologists of all specialties, oncology nurses, primary care physicians, geriatricians, and all other health professionals involved in the management of older patients with cancer.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This is a review of all relevant topics in geriatric oncology for practicing oncologists, oncology nurses, geriatricians, or primary care providers. The purpose is to provide clinically useful material for practitioners. … The book would best be used by physicians or nurses in the field medical oncology, but it also might be useful for others who care for elderly patients with cancer. … The chapters are easy to read … . The strength of this book lies in its common sense approach and practical usefulness." (James F. Brandman, Doody’s Review Service, November, 2009)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Aging and Cancer: What Oncologists Need to Know

    Hurria, Arti (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Assessing the Older Cancer Patient

    Cohen, Melissa (et al.)

    Pages 17-45

  • Cancer Screening in Older Adults

    Walter, Louise C.

    Pages 47-70

  • Physiological Consequences of Aging

    Kanapuru, Bindu (et al.)

    Pages 71-93

  • Assessment and Impact of Comorbidity in Older Adults with Cancer

    Karampeazis, Athanasios (et al.)

    Pages 95-111

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-89070-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-89069-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geriatric Oncology
Book Subtitle
Treatment, Assessment and Management
Editors
  • Arti Hurria
  • Lodovico Balducci
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-89070-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-89070-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-89069-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 346
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
Topics