18. Breast Cancer

  1. Keith M. Bellizzi4 and
  2. Margot A. Gosney5
  1. Laura Biganzoli1,
  2. Catherine Oakman1,
  3. Riccardo A. Audisio2 and
  4. Ian Kunkler3

Published Online: 2 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch18

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

How to Cite

Biganzoli, L., Oakman, C., Audisio, R. A. and Kunkler, I. (2012) Breast 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.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 4

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

  2. 5

    Clinical Health Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    “Sandro Pitigliani” Medical Oncology Unit, Department of Oncology, Hospital of Prato, Istituto Toscano Tumori, Prato, Italy

  2. 2

    University of Liverpool, St. Helens Teaching Hospital, Marshalls Cross Road, Merseyside, UK

  3. 3

    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



  • common cancers in the elderly;
  • breast cancer, mortality burden;
  • metabolomic assessment;
  • hormone-receptor-positive;
  • endocrine therapy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General Aspects of Breast Cancer

  • Surgery

  • Alternative Approaches in Patients with Restricted Life Expectancy

  • Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

  • Conclusions

  • References