Geriatric Oncology

Treatment, Assessment and Management

  • Arti Hurria
  • Lodovico Balducci

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Arti Hurria, Lodovico Balducci
    Pages 1-15
  3. Melissa Cohen, David Reuben, Arash Naeim
    Pages 17-45
  4. Louise C. Walter
    Pages 47-70
  5. Bindu Kanapuru, William B. Ershler
    Pages 71-93
  6. Athanasios Karampeazis, Martine Extermann
    Pages 95-111
  7. Betty R. Ferrell, Polly Mazanec
    Pages 135-155
  8. David M. Heimann, M. Margaret Kemeny
    Pages 157-200
  9. Supriya Mohile, Nail Nagovskiy, Lodovico Balducci
    Pages 201-261
  10. Sarah E. Hoffe, Mark S. Russell
    Pages 263-291
  11. Genevieve N. Thompson, Harvey M. Chochinov
    Pages 293-324
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 325-346

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.


Cancer Screening age aging assessment cancer comorbidity geriatric oncology geriatrics oncology

Editors and affiliations

  • Arti Hurria
    • 1
  • Lodovico Balducci
    • 2
  1. 1.City of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteU.S.A.
  2. 2.Research InstituteH. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center &TampaU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-89069-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-89070-8
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