Practical Geriatric Oncology (Cambridge Medicine (Hardcover))

Practical Geriatric Oncology (Cambridge Medicine (Hardcover))

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Cambridge University Press, 9/13/2010
EAN 9780521513197, ISBN10: 0521513197

Hardcover, 448 pages, 25.3 x 21.5 x 2.7 cm
Language: English

The risk of cancer increases with age, and the number of older adults seeking treatment is increasing dramatically in line with the aging population. The care of older patients differs from that of younger adults because of differences in the biology of the tumor, age-related differences in host physiology, comorbidity burden and psychosocial issues, which might impact the efficacy and side effects of cancer therapy. Practical Geriatric Oncology is a comprehensive, evidence-based text that synthesizes the growing literature in this field and provides practical guidelines to the care of older adults with cancer. Coverage includes patient assessment, management of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, the impact of age on the pharmacology of cancer therapy, surgical oncology and radiation oncology in the older adult, symptom management and supportive care. In addition to serving as core reading for oncologists and hematologists, the book will also be a useful work for other healthcare professionals who provide oncology care, including surgeons, radiation oncologists, palliative care doctors, primary care providers, geriatricians and nurses.

Part I
1. Geriatric assessment for the older adult with cancer Arti Hurria and Harvey Jay Cohen
2. Pharmacology and unique side-effects of chemotherapy in older adults Hans Wildier and Matti Aapro
3. Pharmacology and unique side-effects of hormonal therapy in older adults Leona Downey
4. Drug utilization, adherence, and unique side-effects of targeted therapy in older adults Tiffany A. Traina and Stuart M. Lichtman
5. Principles of surgical oncology in older adults Suzanne Gaskell, Siri R. Kristjansson and Riccardo A. Audisio
6. Principles of radiation oncology in older adults Benjamin D. Smith and Thomas A. Buccholz
Part II. Management of Solid Tumors in Older Adults
7. Management of breast cancer in older adults Michelle Shayne and Gretchen Kimmick
8. Management of lung cancer in older adults Suresh S. Ramalingam and Chandra P. Belani
9. Management of head and neck cancer in older adults Julie A. Kish
10. Management of esophagus and gastric cancer in older adults Shahzad Siddique and Jimmy Hwang
11. Management of colon and rectal cancer in older adults Supriya Gupta Mohile, Harman P. Kaur and Richard M. Goldberg
12. Management of renal and bladder cancer in older adults Matthew I. Milowsky and Dean F. Bajorin
13. Management of prostate cancer in older adults Andrew Liman and Gurkamal Chatta
14. Management of ovarian and endometrial cancer in older adults William P. Tew and Vivian von Gruenigan
Part III. Management of Hematologic Malignancies in Older Adults
15. Management of myelodysplasia in older adults Heidi D. Klepin and Bayard L. Powell
16. Management of chronic leukemia in older adults Martha Wadleigh and Richard Maury Stone
17. Management of acute myeloid leukemia in older adults Arati V. Rao and Joseph O. Moore
18. Hematopoietic cell transplantation in older adults Andrew S. Artz and William B. Ershler
19. Management of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in older adults Anne H. Blaes and Vicki A. Morrison
20. Management of myeloma in older adults Amrita Y. Krishnan
Part IV. Symptom Management and Supportive Care of Older Adults
21. Optimizing quality of life in older adults with cancer Alice B. Kornblith and Mark T. Hegel
22. Optimizing functional status in older adults with cancer Gijsberta van Londen and Stephanie Studenski
23. The myeloid growth factors in older adults with cancer Gary H. Lyman
24. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in older adults with cancer Matthew S. McKinney and Jeffrey Crawford
25. Management of depression and anxiety in older adults with cancer Mark I. Weinberger, Christian J. Nelson and Andrew J. Roth
26. Management of pain in older adults with cancer Anthony Nicholas Galanos, Katya Elbert-Avila and Leslie J. Bryan
27. Management of fatigue in older adults with cancer Betty Ferrell and Tami Borneman
28. Management of dyspnea in older adults with cancer Amy P. Abernethy, Jane L. Wheeler and David C. Currow
29. Management of the gastrointestinal side-effects of therapy in older adults with cancer Laura Raftery, Stephen A. Bernard and Richard M. Goldberg.