17. Radiotherapy in Older Adults with Cancer

  1. Keith M. Bellizzi2 and
  2. Margot A. Gosney3
  1. Ian Kunkler

Published Online: 2 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch17

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

How to Cite

Kunkler, I. (2012) Radiotherapy 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.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

    Clinical Health Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Author Information

  1. Edinburgh Cancer Centre, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

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:

  • radiotherapy, older adults with cancer;
  • healthcare challenge;
  • advances in radiation oncology;
  • radical radiotherapy, and comorbidity;
  • hypofractionation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical Assessment of Older Patients in Radiation Oncology

  • Technological Advances in Radiation Oncology

  • Modification of Standard Radiotherapy in Older Patients

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References