Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women

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

  • 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.
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About this book

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.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is to provide readers with a review of the management of breast cancer in the older woman. … volume provides a detailed background to each topic with clear and helpful evidence based guidance. … book succeeds in providing evidence based guidance on virtually all aspects of breast cancer management. It represents good value for money … and is an asset to the library. It is suitable for the established clinician, trainee oncologist and to other members of the breast multidisciplinary team.” (Karin Baria, Oncology News, Vol. 8 (2), May/June, 2013)

“A slim but comprehensive review of the issues related to treating breast cancer in older patients. … it includes information about geriatrics as well as breast cancer biology and brings it all together in the treatment chapters. … Intended for practitioners who are taking care of older women with breast cancer, this book is aimed at not only cancer specialists, but also primary care physicians. … an excellent book that will provide guidance to a wide range of specialists who take care of these women.” (Carol Scott-Conner, Doody’s Book Reviews, August, 2011)

“Reed and Riccardo, have an established research and clinical interest in management of older women with breast cancer and have assembled a multidisciplinary panel of experts who contributed to various chapters in their field of expertise. … The book aims to provide readers with the best available evidence in this field. … a very well-written book and the editors and contributors have done justice to this topic. … a valuable resource for clinicians and other health-care professionals who deal with elderly patients with breast cancer.” (Mohammed Keshtgar, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 72 (4), April, 2011)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Basic Science of Breast Cancer in Older Patients

    Irminger-Finger, Irmgard

    Pages 3-19

  • Tumor Biology and Pathology

    Durbecq, Virginie (et al.)

    Pages 21-35

  • Clinical Epidemiology and the Impact of Co-Morbidity on Survival

    Voogd, Adri C. (et al.)

    Pages 37-50

  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

    Gosney, Margot A.

    Pages 53-63

  • A Practical Mini-Guide to Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

    Kristjansson, Siri Rostoft

    Pages 65-74

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $219.00
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Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-85729-515-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women
Editors
  • Malcolm W. Reed
  • Riccardo A. Audisio
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-265-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-265-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-264-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-85729-515-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 413
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