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Table of contents

  1. Vladimir N. Anisimov
  2. Beatriz Sanchez-Correa, Rafael Solana, Raquel Tarazona
  3. N. Talji, N. Mottet
  4. Jacek M. Witkowski, Anna Mikosik, Ewa Bryl, Tamas Fulop
  5. Valentin Goede, Michael Hallek, Barbara Eichhorst
  6. Raul Cordoba, Valentin Garcia-Gutierrez, Juan M. Alonso-Dominguez
  7. Emilie Le Rhun, Michael Weller
  8. Karen Mustian, Po-Ju Lin, Calvin Cole, Kah Poh Loh, Allison Magnuson
  9. Jean-Pierre Droz, Olivier Angénieux, Gilles Albrand
  10. Lore Decoster, Cindy Kenis
  11. Nancy K. Gillis, Lynn C. Moscinski, Eric Padron
  12. Michele Goodhardt, David Garrick, Luan Dang, Adriano Salaroli, Dominique Bron
  13. Tamas Fulop, J. M. Witkowski, K. Hirokawa, A. Larbi, G. Pawelec
  14. Cathy D. Meade, Shannon M. Christy, Clement K. Gwede
  15. Jeanne-Marie Bréchot, Philippe-Jean Bousquet, Claudia Ferrari, Jérôme Viguier, Norbert Ifrah
  16. Ravindran Kanesvaran, Hui Shan Tan
  17. Irene Defrancesco, Marco Frigeni, Luca Arcaini
  18. Drew Moghanaki, Carlos E. Bravo Iñiguez, Michael T. Jaklitsch
  19. Simone Pecorini, Lara Gibellini, Sara De Biasi, Elena Bianchini, Milena Nasi, Andrea Cossarizza et al.
  20. Matteo Cesari, Riccardo Calvani, Emanuele Marzetti
  21. Mohammad Hissourou III, William P. Tew
  22. Geneviève Gridel, Gilbert Zulian
  23. Isacco Montroni, Giampaolo Ugolini, Riccardo A. Audisio
  24. Sarah Hoffe, Nadia Saeed, Jessica Frakes
  25. Victor Soulier, Sodara Thach, Nicolas Mottet
  26. Armin Shahrokni, Sincere McMillan, Koshy Alexander
  27. Grant R. Williams, Hyman B. Muss, Shlomit Strulov Shachar
  28. Martine Extermann, Vonetta L. Williams, Christine Walko, Yin Xiong
  29. Leah J. Witt, Carolyn J. Presley
  30. Anna Rachelle Mislang, Laura Biganzoli, Etienne Brain
  31. Claire Falandry, Clémentine Sarkozy, Gilles Salles
  32. Andrew S. Artz, Rebecca L. Olin

About this book

Introduction

This book is intended as a comprehensive resource for clinicians and researchers seeking in-depth information on geriatric oncology. The coverage encompasses epidemiology, the biology and (patho)physiology of aging and cancer, geriatric assessment and management, hematologic malignancies, solid tumors, issues in patient care, and research methods.  

Since cancer is a disease of aging and people are living longer, most cancer patients are now aged 70 and older. Yet the more we age, the more diverse we become in terms of our health, biologic fitness, and cancer behavior. Typically, however, general oncology clinical trials address only a selected healthier and younger population of patients. Geriatric oncology is the area of oncology that addresses these issues but while a wealth of knowledge has been accumulated, information is often difficult to retrieve or insufficiently detailed. The SpringerReference program, in which this book is published, offers an ideal format for overcoming these limitations since it combines thorough coverage with access to living editions constantly updated chapter by chapter via a dynamic peer-review process, ensuring that information remains current and pertinent.

Keywords

Geriatric Oncology Cancer Elderly Biology of Aging and Cancer Comorbidity Treatment Decision Making

Editors and affiliations

  • Martine Extermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Senior Adult Oncology ProgramMoffitt Cancer CenterTampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44870-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44870-1