Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

Editor(s): Keith M. Bellizzi, Margot A. Gosney

Published Online: 2 JAN 2013 01:11PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470874424

Online ISBN: 9781118312513

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312513

About this Book

A state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary approach to cancer and aging

With the majority of cancers occurring in individuals over the age of 65 against a backdrop of an expanding aging population, there is an urgent need to integrate the areas of clinical oncology and geriatric care. This timely work tackles these issues head-on, presenting a truly multidisciplinary and international perspective on cancer and aging from world-renowned experts in geriatrics, oncology, behavioral science, psychology, gerontology, and public health.

Unlike other books on geriatric oncology that focus mainly on treatment, Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice examines all phases of the cancer care continuum, from prevention through evidence-based diagnosis and treatment to end-of-life care. Detailed clinical and research information helps guide readers on effective patient care as well as caregiver training, research, and intervention. Coverage includes:

  • Epidemiology of cancer in older adults, plus the unique physical, mental, and social issues involved
  • Strategies and guidelines for prevention, screening, and treatment of older individuals with cancer
  • The most common cancers in the elderly, including breast, colorectal, lung, prostate, and ovarian cancer
  • Cancer survivorship in older adults as well as the all-critical issues of palliative care and pain management
  • Emerging topics such as caregiver and family issues, different models of care, and cost considerations

An essential resource for clinicians and caregivers as well as researchers interested in this evolving field, Cancer and Aging Handbook is also useful for public health professionals and policymakers who need to formulate services and allocate resources for the growing population of older cancer patients.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Cancer and Aging in Context

  2. Part II: Strategies for Cancer Prevention in Older Adults

    1. Chapter 6

      Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Aging (pages 85–96)

      Ernest T. Hawk, Sherri L. Patterson, Lopa Mishra and Kush K. Patel

  3. Part III: Cancer Screening Guidelines for Older Adults

  4. Part IV: Cancer Treatment

    1. Chapter 15

      Surgery for Older Adults with Cancer (pages 183–203)

      Lynda Wyld, Malcolm Walter Ronald Reed and Thompson Gordon Robinson

  5. Part V: Common Cancers in the Elderly

    1. Chapter 18

      Breast Cancer (pages 241–267)

      Laura Biganzoli, Catherine Oakman, Riccardo A. Audisio and Ian Kunkler

    2. Chapter 19

      Colon Cancer (pages 269–282)

      Demetris Papamichael and Riccardo A. Audisio

    3. Chapter 22

      Ovarian Cancer (pages 335–345)

      Claire Falandry, Gilles Freyer and Eric Pujade-Lauraine

  6. Part VI: Cancer Survivorship and Aging

  7. Part VII: End-of-Life Care

    1. Chapter 27

      Pain Management (pages 419–443)

      Paul Glare, Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki, Nessa Coyle and Manpreet Boparai

  8. Part VIII: Emerging Issues

    1. Chapter 28

      Caregiver Knowledge and Skills (pages 445–458)

      Paula R. Sherwood, Barbara A. Given and Charles W. Given

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