Management of Urological Cancers in Older People

  • Jean-Pierre Droz
  • Riccardo A. Audisio

Part of the Management of Cancer in Older People book series (volume 1)

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan Willem Coebergh, Rob H. A. Verhoeven
      Pages 3-17
    3. Catherine Terret, Gilles Albrand
      Pages 19-38
    4. Brandon K. Isariyawongse, Michael W. Kattan
      Pages 39-49
    5. Muriel Rainfray, Cecile Mertens, Sophie Duc
      Pages 51-62
  3. Prostate Cancer: General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Jean Etienne Terrier, Helen Boyle, Nicolas Mottet
      Pages 65-75
  4. Prostate Cancer: Localized Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Barry B. McGuire, John M. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 93-104
    3. Nicolas Mottet, Helen Boyle, Jean-Pierre Droz
      Pages 163-176
  5. Prostate Cancer: Metastatic Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Deborah Mukherji, Carmel J. Pezaro, Johann S. De-Bono
      Pages 217-227
  6. Bladder Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Marco Oderda, Paolo Gontero, Steven Joniau
      Pages 231-245
    3. Damien Pouessel, Stéphane Culine
      Pages 265-270
    4. Riccardo A. Audisio, Catherine Terret, Helen Boyle, Aude Fléchon, Jean-Pierre Droz
      Pages 271-279
  7. Renal Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Jean-Pierre Droz, Riccardo A. Audisio
      Pages 283-285
    3. Helen Boyle, Sylvie Négrier
      Pages 287-299
  8. Rare Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Jérôme Rigaud, Olivier Bouchot
      Pages 303-322
    3. Catherine Thieblemont, Claire Benet, Josette Briere
      Pages 323-334
    4. Fabio Campodonico
      Pages 335-344
    5. Jean-Louis Peix, Jean-Christophe Lifante
      Pages 345-351
    6. Pierre Meeus, Helen Boyle
      Pages 353-362
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 363-373

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 Urological Cancers in Older People focuses on treatment strategies of urological 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 urological cancer patients, detailing the special issues and considerations involved. The discipline-spanning coverage outlines best practice and proposes topics for future research.

This first volume in the Management of Cancer in Older People series will be of interest to all surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, gerontologists, urologists and other members of the multidisciplinary team involved  in the care of elderly urological cancer patients.


Bladder Cancer Geroncology Prostate Cancer Renal Cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Droz
    • 1
  • Riccardo A. Audisio
    • 2
  1. 1.Lyon-RTH Laënnec School of MedicineLyonFrance
  2. 2.University of Liverpool, St Helens TeachSt HelensUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-986-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-999-4
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