Here is a non-exhaustive list of books of interest:
- Handbook of Cancer in the Senior Patient (ESMO/SIOG)
- Management of Urological Cancers in Older People
- Management of Gynecological Cancers in Older Women
- Management of Colorectal Cancers in Older People
- Management of Lung Cancer in Older People
- Management of Hematological Cancers in Older People
- Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice
- Preoperative Assessment of the Elderly Cancer Patients (PACE)
- Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women
- Geriatric Oncology - Treatment, Assessment and Management
- Fighting Cancer with Knowledge & Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Providers
- Anemia in the Elderly
- Blood Disorders in the Elderly
Date of publication: May 2010
Number of pages: 200
Book Authors: Dick Schrijvers, Matti Aapro, Branko Zakotnik, Riccardo Audisio, Hendrik van Halteren, Arti Hurria
The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) developed this handbook in 2010, which was initiated by Dirk Schrijvers, Branko Zakotnik, Riccardo Audisio, Hendrik van Halteren, Arti Hurria, and the undersigned. This handbook is not only for Europeans. Cancer is a disease related to ageing, and the proportion of senior patients increases worldwide. While the proportion of persons beyond age 70 is still small in developing countries, their numerous population means that there are more “elderlies” in India than in Europe.
In 2015, the decision was made to start updating this content so as to bring you the latest developments on this important topic. While the original PDF is still available for download, please find below the updated content, as chapters become available.
August 2015 - The chapters 5, 15, 18 and 22 have been updated. More info
Volume package: Management of Cancer in Older People
Authors: Droz, Jean-Pierre; Audisio, Riccardo A (Eds.)
|Management of Gynecological Cancers in Older Women|
Authors: Lichtman, Stuart M.; Audisio, Riccardo A (Eds.)
Authors: Papamichael, Demetris; Audisio, Riccardo A (Eds.)
Authors: Gridelli, Cesare; Audisio, Riccardo A (Eds.)
|Management of Hematological Cancers in Older People|
Authors: Wedding, Ulrich; Audisio, Riccardo A. (Eds.)
Authors: Keith M Bellizzi, Margot Gosney
Hardcover, 536 pages
Here is the first truly multidisciplinary handbook available that examines the cancer and aging interface along the entire cancer care continuum, from cancer prevention to end of life and palliative care. Detailed clinical and research information is enhanced with the latest evidence-based and best practice materials to guide patient treatment and caregiver training, research, and intervention.
Functional health check with Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), relation of preoperative halth status withz outcomes after cancer surgery.
Author: Ramesh Jois
Elderly population is expanding at a rate never seen before. The risk of developing cancer rises with longevity. Surgeons will have to learn to deal with rising geriatric cancer burden.The treatment of choice for solid cancers regardless of the age is surgery. Prevalence of co-morbidity in the elderly enhances the risk of treatment related complication. Discriminating fit from frail elderly patients is difficult in the absence of a reliable tool to appraise preoperative functional health. Appraisal of the ?functional age? instead of ?chronological age? facilitates counseling for intervention and titrating therapy. A screening tool to identify the elderly at risk of complications from surgical interventions is urgently needed. A tool which facilitates avoiding under treatment of fit elderly and over treatment of frail patients is needed. In this book preoperative health status of the elderly undergoing major cancer surgery has been tested using comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA).First time ever, association of postoperative outcome with preoperative functional health is tested using CGA among the elderly undergoing major cancer surgery.
Editors: M. W. Reed and R. A. Audisio
Publisher: Springer (2010)
I was looking at Mrs T – all 45 kilos of her – with somewhat puzzled thoughts. I had prescribed her capecitabine at very prudent doses, in view of her 91-year-old kidneys and physiology. She had reduced my treatment even further, “because it was making her tired.” As a result, she was taking a grand total of 500 mg of capecitabine a day. Yet, her metastatic, ER/PR-negative, Her2-positive breast cancer was undoubtedly responding. Her pain was improving and her chest mass was shrinking, as were her lung metastases… What was the secret of that response? Were Mrs T’s kidneys eli- nating even less drug than predicted by her creatinine clearance? Was her sarcopenia altering drug distribution? Was she absorbing more drug than average? Or was her tumor exquisitely sensitive to fluoropyrimidines? “Physicians,” said Voltaire, “pour drugs they know little for diseases they know even less into patients they know no- ing about.” Medicine has made tremendous progress since the eighteenth century. Yet, there are fields where quite a lot remains to be learned. In developed countries, 25% of breast cancers occur in patients aged 75 years and older. Yet, these patients represent only 4% of the population of traditional clinical trials. That ought to let us wonder how relevant data acquired in patients in their 60s are to a nonagenarian. Fortunately, geriatric oncologists have been stepping up to the task and have gen- ated data to help us to treat such patients.
Authors: A. Hurria (City of Hope, Duarte, CA, USA) and L. Balducci (H. Lee Moffitt, Tampa, FL)
Comment on Springer website
Intended for medical oncologists and health care professionals involved in managing older patients with cancer, this book presents recent developments in geriatric assessment and in cancer management for the older adult.
Author: Richard C. Frank, MD
Anyone who is diagnosed with cancer receives a frightening blow, and in many cases the diagnosis is accompanied by a bewildering array of treatment choices. In this invaluable book, Dr. Richard C. Frank offers comfort and help to cancer patients, their families, and their caretakers. Dr. Frank empowers patients by unlocking the mysteries of the disease and explaining in plain language the ways to confront and combat it. An award-winning medical oncologist recognized for his humanitarian approach as well as his research accomplishments, Dr. Frank understands that cancer patients and their families need insight into the disease along with a sense of control.He therefore addresses these vital topics: what cancer is and how it spreads; how cancer treatment strategies are chosen; how cancer-fighting drugs work to shut down the growth of the disease; which factors affect a patient's prognosis; how patients can visualize cancer treatments at work in the body and why this is helpful; and, how to deal with 'uncurable' cancer. With a wealth of patient case histories, helpful coping strategies from cancer survivors, and up-to-date information on useful resources, "Fighting Cancer" is a book cancer patients and their loved ones can turn to with confidence and hope.
Authors: Balducci L, Ershler WB, Bennett JM, Editors
Springer Science and Business Media LLCNew York 2007
Comment in JAMA
Anemia in the elderly, known as the silent epidemic, afflicts 3 million people in the U.S. ages 65 or older. This reference, complete with the most recent findings, answers all the crucial questions regarding anemia in the elderly.
Authors: Balducci L, Ershler WB, de Gaetano G, Eds
Cambridge University Press Cambridge, UK 2008
The developed world has an increasingly aging population, with approximately 10% of the population aged over 65 years. As the incidence and prevalence of blood disorders increases with age, these conditions are a heavy burden on healthcare systems. Blood Disorders in the Elderly will provide hematologists, geriatricians and all clinicians involved in the care of patients with blood disorders with clear clinical advice on the diagnosis and management of these conditions. The introductory section reviews epidemiology of aging and anemia and provides a comprehensive approach to the management of cancer in the aging patient. This is followed by a full discussion of hemopoiesis and changes it undergoes in aging. The remaining sections cover the diagnosis and management of all major disorders: anemia, malignancy, coagulation and platelet disorders and hemophilia. A detailed chapter on antithrombotic therapies is also included.