This book presents comprehensive assessment and up-to-date discussion of the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of cancer in the elderly, highlighting the growing demands of the disease, its biology, individual susceptibility, the impact of state-of-the-art and emerging therapies on reducing morbidity, and decision making processes.
Describes pivotal results from clinical trials on the management of site-specific cancers, such as breast, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, and hematalogic malignancies!
Collecting contributions from more than 40 expert clinicians and researchers and citing more than 2300 references, Cancer in the Elderly
- highlights dilemmas, controversies, and the changing paradigms of cancer in the elderly
- studies the molecular biology of cancer and its relationship to the aging process
- addresses inherited genetic predisposition to cancer
- reviews opportunities for cancer prevention in the elderly
- examines the role of diet, exercise, alcohol, and tobacco in cancer promotion, causation, and progression
- details cancer prevention and treatment in elderly patients with comorbid conditions
- and more!
Featuring up-to-the-minute thought and spotlighting recent advances in research, Cancer in the Elderly is an outstanding guide for medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; geriatricians; psychologists; internists and family practitioners; gynecologists; oncology nurses; public health professionals; health policy specialists; health economists; health educators; prevention and early detection advocates; epidemiologists; biometricians; statisticians; and medical school and graduate students in these disciplines.
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