Comprehensive Geriatric Oncology, Second Edition

Comprehensive Geriatric Oncology, Second Edition

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The prevention and the treatment of cancer in an older patient require an individualized approach, taking account of the multidimensional changes caused by age and the consequently very different behaviour of the various cancers in an aged tumor host. The second edition of this groundbreaking textbook has been updated and revised throughout, and will enable clinicians to choose the best possible cancer care; to promote cancer prevention; and to highlight the newly emerging issues in and to present a research agenda for geriatric oncology. New chapters contain material on such topics as assessment, fragility, symptom management, emergencies, and training programs.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 878 pages
  • 227.08 x 291.08 x 49.78mm | 3,406g
  • CRC Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 1841842966
  • 9781841842967

Table of contents

1. Overview 2. Epidemiology 3. Biology of Ageing and Cancer 4. The Influence of Ageing on Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Cancer 5. Cancer Prevention in the Aged 6. Management of Cancer in the Older Person 7. Management of Specific Tumors in Older Persons 8. Rehabilitation and Supportive Care
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Review quote

'Comprehensive Geriatric Oncology attempts to review all aspects of the topic. It offers a broad array of material on carcinogenesis and treatment of cancer in elderly persons and includes many excellent reference citations. The chapters on the physiology of aging, new antineoplastic agents of interest to elderly persons, chronic lymphoid leukemias, and lung cancer are concise, clear and comprehensive.' - Annals of Internal Medicine (of the first edition); '...I view this book as a very useful contribution to the field and, much like the discipline of geriatric oncology itself, as a work in progress... It is a book well worth having in the case of oncologists and generalists alike.' - New England Journal of Medicine (of the first edition)
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