Table of contents

  1. Simone Pecorini, Lara Gibellini, Sara De Biasi, Elena Bianchini, Milena Nasi, Andrea Cossarizza et al.
    Pages 1-22
  2. Andrew S. Artz, Rebecca L. Olin
    Pages 1-17
  3. Raul Cordoba, Valentin Garcia-Gutierrez, Juan M. Alonso-Dominguez
    Pages 1-13
  4. Armin Shahrokni, Sincere McMillan, Koshy Alexander
    Pages 1-14
  5. Karen Mustian, Po-Ju Lin, Calvin Cole, Kah Poh Loh, Allison Magnuson
    Pages 1-22
  6. Jeanne-Marie Bréchot, Philippe-Jean Bousquet, Claudia Ferrari, Jérôme Viguier, Norbert Ifrah
    Pages 1-11
  7. Geneviève Gridel, Gilbert Zulian
    Pages 1-13
  8. Beatriz Sanchez-Correa, Rafael Solana, Raquel Tarazona
    Pages 1-16
  9. Jean-Pierre Droz, Olivier Angénieux, Gilles Albrand
    Pages 1-20
  10. Isacco Montroni, Giampaolo Ugolini, Riccardo A. Audisio
    Pages 1-20
  11. Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti, Efrat Dotan
    Pages 1-17
  12. Raul Cordoba, Valentin Garcia-Gutierrez, Juan-Manuel Alonso
    Pages 1-13
  13. Vladimir N. Anisimov
    Pages 1-19
  14. Sarah Hoffe, Nadia Saeed, Jessica Frakes
    Pages 1-15

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 International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44870-1