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Cancer in the Elderly

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Publisher Comments:

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 7highlights dilemmas, controversies, and the changing paradigms of cancer in the elderly 7studies the molecular biology of cancer and its relationship to the aging process 7addresses inherited genetic predisposition to cancer 7reviews opportunities for cancer prevention in the elderly 7examines the role of diet, exercise, alcohol, and tobacco in cancer promotion, causation, and progression 7details cancer prevention and treatment in elderly patients with comorbid conditions 7and 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.

Book News Annotation:

This collection, edited by Hunter (Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health), Johnson (National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health), and Muss (U. of Vermont College of Medicine), begins with an epidemiological review of cancer in the elderly population, and considers multiracial/culture cancer patterns. It then goes on to examine evidence that secondary and primary control of cancer can be achieved in the elderly, and looks at the variety of constraints the health care system imposes on its treatment. Also present are studies of biological markers and the inherited susceptibility to cancer, reviews of site-specific treatments and the results of research interventions, and an analysis of health policy issues and the decision making process, as these areas impact the elderly.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This collection, edited by Hunter (Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health), Johnson (National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health), and Muss (U. of Vermont College of Medicine), begins with an epidemiological review of cancer in the elderly population, and considers multiracial/culture cancer patterns. It then goes on to examine evidence that secondary and primary control of cancer can be achieved in the elderly, and looks at the variety of constraints the health care system imposes on its treatment. Also present are studies of biological markers and the inherited susceptibility to cancer, reviews of site-specific treatments and the results of research interventions, and an analysis of health policy issues and the decision making process, as these areas impact the elderly.

Table of Contents

The burden of cancer — Cancer prevention — Molecular biology and biological markers — Cancer treatment — Decision making — Future considerations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780824702786
Editor:
Hunter, Carrie P.
Publisher:
CRC Press
Editor:
Hunter, Carrie P.
Author:
Muss, Hyman B.
Author:
Hunter/Johnson/
Author:
Johnson, Karen A.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
Oncology
Subject:
Neoplasms
Subject:
Geriatric oncology.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Basic and clinical oncology ;
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
9.16x6.28x1.29 in. 2.01 lbs.

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Product details 624 pages Marcel Dekker - English 9780824702786 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This collection, edited by Hunter (Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health), Johnson (National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health), and Muss (U. of Vermont College of Medicine), begins with an epidemiological review of cancer in the elderly population, and considers multiracial/culture cancer patterns. It then goes on to examine evidence that secondary and primary control of cancer can be achieved in the elderly, and looks at the variety of constraints the health care system imposes on its treatment. Also present are studies of biological markers and the inherited susceptibility to cancer, reviews of site-specific treatments and the results of research interventions, and an analysis of health policy issues and the decision making process, as these areas impact the elderly.
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