Management of Hematological Cancer in Older People

Editors: Wedding, Ulrich, Audisio, Riccardo A. (Eds.)

  • Draws from an international pool of expert contributors
  • Addresses the very specific issues and considerations in treating hematological cancer in the older patient
  • Offers a multidisciplinary perspective, providing the reader with the big picture in hematological cancer care for elderly patients
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The risk of cancer increases with age, and the number of older adults seeking treatment is increasing dramatically in line with the aging population. The care of older patients differs from that of younger adults because of differences in the biology of the tumor, age-related differences in host physiology, co-morbidity burden and psychosocial issues, which might impact the efficacy and side effects of cancer therapy. This book focuses on the management of hematological cancer and provides guidance on the management issues specific to older patients, spanning background and epidemiology, special considerations in the management of older people, therapeutics and psychosocial considerations.

About the authors

Riccardo A Audsio, MD, FRCS is Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Liverpool, and consultant at the Whiston Hospital, Prescot. His main research interest is exploring the role of surgery within the multidisciplinary management of cancer patients, particularly focusing on onco-geriatrics, and Dr Audisio currently sits on the editorial board of 12 publications.  He is the editor-in-chief of Surgical Oncology (Elsevier).  

 

Ulrich Wedding, MD, PhD is consultant for Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, and Geriatric Medicine at the University Hospital in Jena, Germany. He is head of the department of palliative care. His clinical interests include cancer in the elderly, new drug development, supportive and palliative care. He has authored or coauthored numerous articles, book chapters, and monographs with a focus on aspects of cancer treatment in elderly patients. He is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology, and reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is past-chairman and current secretary of the Task Force Cancer in the Elderly of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), board member of the International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG), and chairman of the Arbeitsgruppe Geriatrische Onkologie of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internistische Onkologie of the German Cancer Society. He served as chairman of the Scientific Committee of the 10th International Meeting of the SIOG in Berlin in 2009.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Hematological Malignancies in the Elderly: The Epidemiological Perspective

    Quaglia, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

  • Anemia, Fatigue and Aging

    Balducci, Lodovico

    Pages 35-48

  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes in Older Patients

    Stauder, Reinhard

    Pages 49-61

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    Klepin, Heidi D. (et al.)

    Pages 63-83

  • Chronic Myelogeneous Leukemia

    Hochhaus, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 85-99

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6971-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management of Hematological Cancer in Older People
Editors
  • Ulrich Wedding
  • Riccardo A. Audisio
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2837-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2837-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2836-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6971-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 336
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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