Chapter 35. Breast Cancer in Elderly Patients

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine3,
  2. Paul Jansen4 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni5
  1. Bogda Koczwara1,2

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch35

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Koczwara, B. (2009) Breast Cancer in Elderly Patients, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch35

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 5

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Medical Oncology, Adelaide, Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Medicine, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • breast cancer in elderly patients;
  • management of breast cancer in elderly patient;
  • breast cancer biology in elderly women;
  • adjuvant systemic therapy - hormonal versus chemotherapy;
  • advanced breast cancer treatment;
  • management of metastatic breast cancer in elderly patient;
  • supportive care during breast cancer treatment;
  • breast cancer therapeutics in elderly patients


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Presentation and diagnosis—special considerations in elderly patients

  • Management of breast cancer

  • Management of early breast cancer

  • Treatment of advanced breast cancer

  • Supportive care during breast cancer treatment

  • Breast cancer therapeutics in an elderly patient

  • Conclusion

  • Key points

  • References