Biological Basis of Geriatric Oncology

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Lodovico Balducci, Martine Extermann
Springer Science & Business Media, 2005 - Medical - 258 pages
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Biological Basis of Geriatric Oncology highlights research issues that are specific to geriatric oncology in the field of carcinogenesis and cancer prevention and treatment, based on the biologic interactions of cancer and age. It illustrates the benefit of the principles of geriatrics in the management of cancer in the older individual.

This volume provides a frame of reference for practicioners of any specialties involved in the management of older patients and for oncologists involved in the management of cancer of older individuals. It is a source for basic and clinical scientists exploring the interactions and emerging information of cancer and aging.

 

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Contents

EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CANCER AND AGING
1
BIOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS OF AGING AND CARCINOGENESIS
17
REPLICATIVE SENESCENCE AND CANCER
53
THE INFLUENCE OF ADVANCED AGE ON CANCER OCCURRENCE AND GROWTH
75
AGE AND COMORBIDITY IN CANCER PATIENTS A POPULATIONBASED APPROACH
89
HEMOPOIESIS AND AGING
109
CLINICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL EVALUATION CHANGES OVER AGING
135
BIOLOGICAL SCREENING AND IMPACT IN ELDERLY CANCER PATIENTS
165
BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF CANCER AND AGING COMORBIDITY
173
BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF CANCER IN THE OLDER PERSON
189
DECISION ANALYSIS FOR CANCER PREVENTION AND CANCER TREATMENT IN THE ELDERLY
223
GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE OLDER CANCER PATIENT
233
INDEX
257
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Lodovico Balducci is the Division Chief of the Senior Adult Oncology Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, and Professor of Oncology and Medicine.

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