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Table of contents

  1. Kah Poh Loh, Timothy S. Pardee, Heidi D. Klepin
  2. Vladimir N. Anisimov
  3. Beatriz Sanchez-Correa, Rafael Solana, Raquel Tarazona
  4. N. Talji, N. Mottet
  5. Jacek M. Witkowski, Anna Mikosik, Ewa Bryl, Tamas Fulop
  6. Valentin Goede, Michael Hallek, Barbara Eichhorst
  7. Raul Cordoba, Valentin Garcia-Gutierrez, Juan M. Alonso-Dominguez
  8. Emilie Le Rhun, Michael Weller
  9. Isacco Montroni, Nicole M. Saur, Riccardo A. Audisio
  10. Erika E. Ramsdale, Jason Zittel, Diana Sarfati
  11. Koshy Alexander, Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki
  12. Stéphane Gerard, Zara Steinmeyer, Stéphanie Lozano, Marie Garric, Philippe Girard, Loic Mourey et al.
  13. Kwok-Leung Cheung, Lorenzo Livi, Etienne Brain
  14. Karen Mustian, Po-Ju Lin, Calvin Cole, Kah Poh Loh, Allison Magnuson
  15. Jean-Pierre Droz, Olivier Angénieux, Gilles Albrand
  16. Lore Decoster, Cindy Kenis
  17. J. Guigay, H. Le Caer, C. Ortholan, A. Auperin, C. Michel, C. Mertens
  18. Nancy K. Gillis, Lynn C. Moscinski, Eric Padron
  19. Michele Goodhardt, David Garrick, Luan Dang, Adriano Salaroli, Dominique Bron
  20. Tamas Fulop, J. M. Witkowski, K. Hirokawa, A. Larbi, G. Pawelec
  21. Cathy D. Meade, Shannon M. Christy, Clement K. Gwede
  22. Jeanne-Marie Bréchot, Philippe-Jean Bousquet, Claudia Ferrari, Jérôme Viguier, Norbert Ifrah
  23. Ravindran Kanesvaran, Hui Shan Tan
  24. Irene Defrancesco, Marco Frigeni, Luca Arcaini
  25. Drew Moghanaki, Carlos E. Bravo Iñiguez, Michael T. Jaklitsch
  26. Simone Pecorini, Lara Gibellini, Sara De Biasi, Elena Bianchini, Milena Nasi, Andrea Cossarizza et al.
  27. Danielle K. DePeralta, Jessica Frakes, Amit Mahipal, Nadia Saeed, Kaldhoun Almhanna, Richard Kim et al.
  28. Ashley Rosko, Geetika Bhatt, Eben Lichtman, Sascha Tuchman
  29. Matteo Cesari, Riccardo Calvani, Emanuele Marzetti
  30. Magali Van den Bergh, Samantha Shams, Rami Komrokji
  31. Christine Sam, Juan Pablo Negrete-Najar
  32. Mohammad Hissourou III, William P. Tew
  33. Geneviève Gridel, Gilbert Zulian

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 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44870-1