16. Chemotherapy in Older Adults with Cancer

  1. Keith M. Bellizzi3 and
  2. Margot A. Gosney4
  1. Matti S. Aapro1 and
  2. Hans Wildiers2

Published Online: 2 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch16

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

How to Cite

Aapro, M. S. and Wildiers, H. (2012) Chemotherapy in Older Adults with Cancer, in Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice (eds K. M. Bellizzi and M. A. Gosney), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA

  2. 4

    Clinical Health Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Multidisciplinary Oncology Institute, Clinique de Genolier, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Department of General Medical Oncology/Multidisciplinary Breast Centre, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470874424

Online ISBN: 9781118312513

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Keywords:

  • chemotherapy, older adults with cancer;
  • age/pharmacokinetic parameters;
  • hematological growth factors;
  • chemotherapy, side effects;
  • dose optimization need

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General Pharmacological Issues Related to Chemotherapy in Elderly Cancer Patients

  • Pharmacology and Side Effects of Specific Anticancer Drugs in Elderly Individuals

  • General Side Effects of Chemotherapy in Older Adults with Cancer

  • Practical Recommendations

  • Conclusions and Future Perspectives

  • Acknowledgment

  • References