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Ovarian Cancer in Elderly Patients

  • Gilles Freyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Mojgan Devouassoux-Shisheboran
    Pages 23-34
  3. Olivia Le Saux, Claire Falandry, Gilles Freyer
    Pages 49-61
  4. Jean-Emmanuel Kurtz, Laure de Cock
    Pages 63-68
  5. Olivier Trédan, Isabelle Ray-Coquard
    Pages 69-77
  6. Sandro Pignata, Sabrina Chiara Cecere, Rosa Tambaro
    Pages 79-93
  7. Claire Falandry, M. Bonnefoy, Gilles Freyer, E. Gilson
    Pages 95-103

About this book

Introduction

This practical book provides up-to-date information on the particular features of ovarian cancer in older women and the best management approach. The full range of relevant topics is covered. Guidance is provided on geriatric assessment, screening, pathology, diagnosis, and follow-up. The various treatment options are carefully explained, covering surgical approaches, chemotherapy as a first-line strategy, the use of anti-angiogenic agents, and treatment of relapse. The cognitive problems that may arise in elderly women during and after treatment of ovarian cancer are documented, with advice on response. Guidance is also provided on the design of clinical trials, and current directions in biological research are reviewed. This book will be of value to both practitioners and researchers with an interest in ovarian cancer and the elderly.

Keywords

Chemotherapy Elderly Woman Geriatric Assessment Ovarian Cancer Surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Gilles Freyer
    • 1
  1. 1.HCL Cancer InstituteMedical Oncology, and Université de Lyon LyonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23588-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23587-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23588-2
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