Practical geriatric oncology

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© Cambridge University Press 2010. The risk of cancer increases with age, and the number of older adults seeking treatment is increasing dramatically in line with the aging population. The care of older patients differs from that of younger adults because of differences in the biology of the tumor, age-related differences in host physiology, comorbidity burden and psychosocial issues, which might im pact the efficacy and side effects of cancer therapy. Practical Geriatric Oncology is a comprehensive, evidence-based text that synthesizes the growing literature in this field and provides practical guidelines to the care of older adults with cancer. Coverage includes patient assessment, management of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, the impact of age on the pharmacology of cancer therapy, surgical oncology and radiation oncology in the older adult, symptom management, and supportive care. In addition to serving as core reading for oncologists and hematologists, the book will also be a useful work for other healthcare professionals who provide oncology care, including surgeons, radiation oncologists, palliative care doctors, primary care providers, geriatricians, and nurses.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hurria, A; Cohen, HJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 2010

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 435

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780521513197

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/CBO9780511763182

Citation Source

  • Scopus