Management of Lung Cancer in Older People

  • Cesare Gridelli
  • Riccardo A Audisio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Background and Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Morena Fasano, Flavia Cantile, Floriana Morgillo, Fortunato Ciardiello
      Pages 3-12
  3. Special Considerations in the Management of Older Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Paul P. Walker, Malcolm West, Michael P. W. Grocott, Sandy Jack
      Pages 33-52
    3. Siri Rostoft Kristjansson
      Pages 53-63
    4. Silvana Leo, Dario Cova, Antonio Rossi, Lazzaro Repetto
      Pages 89-106
  4. Diagnostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Michael T. Jaklitsch, Weston Sacco
      Pages 109-118
  5. Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Treatment of Early Stages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Lorenzo Spaggiari, Domenico Galetta
      Pages 121-132
    3. Alejandro Navarro, Enriqueta Felip
      Pages 141-150
    4. Naomi E. Verstegen, Suresh Senan
      Pages 151-162
  6. Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Treatment of Locally Advanced Disease

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Cesare Gridelli, Antonio Rossi, Paolo Maione
      Pages 187-200
    3. Cesare Gridelli, Paolo Maione, Antonio Rossi
      Pages 201-212
    4. Cesare Gridelli, Antonio Rossi, Paolo Maione
      Pages 213-220
  8. Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Therapeutics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Rovel J. Colaco, Anna P. Britten, Fiona H. Blackhall, Corinne Faivre-Finn
      Pages 223-232
    3. Paul Wheatley-Price, Frances A. Shepherd
      Pages 233-246
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 247-251

About this book


The risk of cancer increases with age and the number of older adults seeking treatment is rising dramatically in line with the aging population. The care of older patients differs from that of younger adults because of variation in the biology of the tumor, age-related variation in host physiology, co-morbidity burden and psychosocial issues, which might impact the efficacy and side effects of cancer therapy.


Management of Lung Cancer in Older People focuses on treatment strategies of lung cancers and provides guidance on the issues specific to older patients, spanning background and epidemiology, special considerations in the care of older people, therapeutics, and psychosocial considerations. This book offers a thorough review of current approaches to treating older lung cancer patients, detailing the special issues and considerations involved. The discipline-spanning coverage outlines best practice and proposes topics for future research.


The fourth volume in the Management of Cancer in Older People series, this book will be of interest to all surgical oncologists, medical and radiation oncologists, gerontologists, pulmonologists and other members of the multidisciplinary team involved in the care of elderly lung cancer patients.


Geriatric Gerontology Lung Cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Cesare Gridelli
    • 1
  • Riccardo A Audisio
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Oncology/HematologyS.G. Moscati HospitalAvellinoItaly
  2. 2.St Helens Teaching HospitalUniversity of LiverpoolSt HelensUnited Kingdom

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