30. Economic Cost of Treating Older Adults with Cancer

  1. Keith M. Bellizzi4 and
  2. Margot A. Gosney5
  1. Ya-Chen Tina Shih1,2 and
  2. Benjamin D. Smith3

Published Online: 2 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch30

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

How to Cite

Shih, Y.-C. T. and Smith, B. D. (2012) Economic Cost of Treating 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.ch30

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

    Section of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

  2. 2

    Program in Economics of Cancer, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77025

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:

  • older adults, cancer and economic cost;
  • cancer treatment by tumor;
  • cancer treatment expenditures;
  • healthcare needs in the elderly;
  • emerging therapies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overall Cost of Cancer Care

  • Cost of Cancer Treatment by Tumor and Treatment Characteristics

  • Unique Healthcare Needs in the Elderly

  • Emerging Therapies

  • Conclusions

  • References