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Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women


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  • The proposed contributors to this text represent the leading opinions in their relevant fields. This will ensure the credibility of this text with the proposed readership.

  • The text covers all aspects of the care of older women with breast cancer rather than being sub-specialist specific. This will attract a wide range of potential readers for the text.

  • Dr Audisio is a board member of SIOG and the endorsement of this association will be sought. This will provide marketing opportunities through the Society website and meetings.

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Background and Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Basic Science of Breast Cancer in Older Patients

      • Irmgard Irminger-Finger
      Pages 3-19
    3. Tumor Biology and Pathology

      • Virginie Durbecq, Denis Larsimont
      Pages 21-35
    4. Clinical Epidemiology and the Impact of Co-Morbidity on Survival

      • 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. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

      • Margot A. Gosney
      Pages 53-63
    3. A Practical Mini-Guide to Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

      • Siri Rostoft Kristjansson
      Pages 65-74
    4. Impact of Hormone Replacement Therapy on Breast Cancer

      • Toral Gathani, Valerie Beral
      Pages 101-108
    5. Experiences of a Multidisciplinary Elderly Breast Cancer Clinic: Using the Right Specialists, in the Same Place, with Time

      • Anne Stotter, Mohammad Tahir, Robert S. Pretorius, Thompson Robinson
      Pages 109-123
  4. Therapeutics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 126-126
    2. Peroperative Radiotherapy

      • Roberto Orecchia, Giovanni Battista Ivaldi, Maria Cristina Leonardi
      Pages 165-181
    3. General and Local Anesthetics

      • Bernadette Th. Veering
      Pages 183-195
    4. The Surgical Management of Breast Cancer in Elderly Women

      • Malcolm W. R. Reed, Lynda Wyld, Riccardo A. Audisio
      Pages 197-211
    5. Breast Reconstruction

      • Marcus J. D. Wagstaff, Malcolm W. R. Reed, Christopher M. Caddy
      Pages 213-229
    6. Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy

      • Laura Biganzoli
      Pages 231-247
    7. Adjuvant Chemotherapy

      • Sumanta Kumar Pal, Nilesh Vora, Arti Hurria
      Pages 249-262

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
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • surgical oncology


From the reviews:

“This book is to provide readers with a review of the management of breast cancer in the older woman. … volume provides a detailed background to each topic with clear and helpful evidence based guidance. … book succeeds in providing evidence based guidance on virtually all aspects of breast cancer management. It represents good value for money … and is an asset to the library. It is suitable for the established clinician, trainee oncologist and to other members of the breast multidisciplinary team.” (Karin Baria, Oncology News, Vol. 8 (2), May/June, 2013)

“A slim but comprehensive review of the issues related to treating breast cancer in older patients. … it includes information about geriatrics as well as breast cancer biology and brings it all together in the treatment chapters. … Intended for practitioners who are taking care of older women with breast cancer, this book is aimed at not only cancer specialists, but also primary care physicians. … an excellent book that will provide guidance to a wide range of specialists who take care of these women.” (Carol Scott-Conner, Doody’s Book Reviews, August, 2011)

“Reed and Riccardo, have an established research and clinical interest in management of older women with breast cancer and have assembled a multidisciplinary panel of experts who contributed to various chapters in their field of expertise. … The book aims to provide readers with the best available evidence in this field. … a very well-written book and the editors and contributors have done justice to this topic. … a valuable resource for clinicians and other health-care professionals who deal with elderly patients with breast cancer.” (Mohammed Keshtgar, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 72 (4), April, 2011)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Malcolm W. Reed

  • St Helens, United Kingdom

    Riccardo A. Audisio

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women

  • Editors: Malcolm W. Reed, Riccardo A. Audisio

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer London

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag London Limited 2010

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-84800-264-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-84800-265-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 413

  • Topics: Oncology, Geriatrics, Radiology, Cancer Therapy

Buying options

USD 179.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-84800-265-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 229.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)