Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women

  • Malcolm W. Reed
  • Riccardo A. Audisio

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Irmgard Irminger-Finger
      Pages 3-19
    3. Virginie Durbecq, Denis Larsimont
      Pages 21-35
    4. Adri C. Voogd, Marieke J. Louwman, Jan Willem W. Coebergh
      Pages 37-50
  3. Special Considerations in the Management of Older Women

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 52-52
    2. Margot A. Gosney
      Pages 53-63
    3. Siri Rostoft Kristjansson
      Pages 65-74
    4. Toral Gathani, Valerie Beral
      Pages 101-108
    5. Anne Stotter, Mohammad Tahir, Robert S. Pretorius, Thompson Robinson
      Pages 109-123
  4. Therapeutics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 126-126
    2. Roberto Orecchia, Giovanni Battista Ivaldi, Maria Cristina Leonardi
      Pages 165-181
    3. Bernadette Th. Veering
      Pages 183-195
    4. Malcolm W. R. Reed, Lynda Wyld, Riccardo A. Audisio
      Pages 197-211
    5. Marcus J. D. Wagstaff, Malcolm W. R. Reed, Christopher M. Caddy
      Pages 213-229
    6. Laura Biganzoli
      Pages 231-247
    7. Sumanta Kumar Pal, Nilesh Vora, Arti Hurria
      Pages 249-262
    8. Pierre G. M. Scalliet
      Pages 263-274
    9. Matthew C. Winter, Helen L. Neville-Webbe, Robert E. Coleman
      Pages 275-297
    10. Hans P. M. W. Wildiers
      Pages 299-313
  5. Psychosocial Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 332-332
    2. Lindsay J. L. Forbes, Amanda J. Ramirez
      Pages 333-341
    3. Martine Extermann
      Pages 343-348
    4. Antonella Surbone, Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
      Pages 349-369
    5. Elaine Cachia, Ruth Broadhurst, Sam H. Ahmedzai
      Pages 371-403
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 405-413

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.


Tumor aging assessment cancer geriatrics

Editors and affiliations

  • Malcolm W. Reed
    • 1
  • Riccardo A. Audisio
    • 2
  1. 1.SheffieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.St HelensUnited Kingdom

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