4. Overview of Cancer Prevention Strategies in Older Adults

  1. Keith M. Bellizzi4 and
  2. Margot A. Gosney5
  1. Barbara K. Dunn1,
  2. Peter Greenwald2 and
  3. Darrell E. Anderson3

Published Online: 2 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch4

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

How to Cite

Dunn, B. K., Greenwald, P. and Anderson, D. E. (2012) Overview of Cancer Prevention Strategies in Older Adults, 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.ch4

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

    Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA

  2. 2

    National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA

  3. 3

    The Scientific Consulting Group, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

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 prevention;
  • SEER/WHO age groupings;
  • prevention strategies;
  • chemopreventive/BFCs;
  • disproportionate toxicity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cancer Prevention Strategies in Older Adults

  • Other Issues for Cancer Prevention in Older Adults

  • The Future of Cancer Prevention in Older Adults

  • References