2013

Management of Lung Cancer in Older People

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ISBN: 978-0-85729-792-1 (Print) 978-0-85729-793-8 (Online)
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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Background and Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 3-12

      Basic Science of Lung Cancer in Older Patients

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 13-30

      Clinical Epidemiology and the Impact of Comorbidity on Treatment and Outcome

  3. Special Considerations in the Management of Older Patients

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 33-52

      Physiological Assessment and Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 53-63

      A Practical Mini-Guide to Geriatric Assessment

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 65-87

      Impact of the Physiological Effects of Aging on the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Systemic Lung Cancer Treatment

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 89-106

      Drug Interactions and Polypharmacy

  4. Diagnostics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 109-118

      Selection of Appropriate Surgery for Early Lung Cancer

  5. Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Treatment of Early Stages

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 121-132

      Surgery: Indications and Issues

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 133-140

      Is There a Role for Postoperative Radiotherapy in Elderly Patients with Early-Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer?

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 141-150

      Is There a Role for Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Older Patients?

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 151-162

      Curative Radiotherapy in Patients Inoperable for Medical Reasons

  6. Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Treatment of Locally Advanced Disease

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 163-163

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 165-172

      Adjuvant Chemotherapy: Feasibility in the Elderly and Patient Selection

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 173-183

      Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the Elderly: What Combination of Therapy Is Best?

  7. Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Treatment of Advanced Disease

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 187-200

      First-Line Treatment and the New Paradigm of Histology-Based Treatment

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 201-212

      Treatment of Frail Patients and Octogenarians with Advanced NSCLC

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 213-220

      Are Second- and Third-Line Treatments in the Elderly Feasible?

  8. Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Therapeutics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 221-221

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 223-232

      Treatment of Limited-Stage Disease in Older Patients: The Role of Thoracic Radiotherapy and Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 233-246

      Chemotherapy in the Elderly: Standard Chemotherapy or Specific Regimens?

  9. Back Matter

    Pages 247-251