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Main description:

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, co-morbidity burden and psychosocial issues, which might impact the efficacy and side effects of cancer therapy. This book focuses on the management of hematological cancer and provides guidance on the management issues specific to older patients, spanning background and epidemiology, special considerations in the management of older people, therapeutics and psychosocial considerations.


Feature:

Draws from an international pool of expert contributors

Addresses the very specific issues and considerations in treating hematological cancer in the older patient

Offers a multidisciplinary perspective, providing the reader with the big picture in hematological cancer care for elderly patients


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This book focuses on the management of hematological cancer and provides guidance on the management issues specific to older patients, spanning background and epidemiology, special considerations in the management of older people, therapeutics and psychosocial considerations.

Management of Hematological Cancers in Older People aims to provide an up-to-date review of the literature in each of the major areas relating to the management of older hematological cancer patients, and makes recommendations for best practice and future research. The authors come from a broad geographic spread including the UK, mainland Europe and North America to ensure a worldwide relevance.

Management of Hematological Cancers in Older People will appeal to surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and other members of the multidisciplinary team.


Contents:

1. Haematological Malignancies in the Elderly: The epidemiological Perspective.- 2. Anemia, Fatigue & Aging.- 3. Myelodysplastic Syndromes in Older Patients.- 4. Acute Myeloid Leukemia.- 5. Chronic myelogeneous leukemia.- 6. Myeloproliferative Neoplasms.- 7. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.- 8. Indolent Lymphomas in Older Patients.- 9. Mantel Cell Lymphoma.- 10. Hodgkin Lymphoma in the Elderly.- 11. Diffuse large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin´s lymphoma (DLBCL- NHL).- 12. Multiple Myeloma.- 13. Geriatric Assessment.- 14. Nursing Issues.- 15. General considerations on treatment in older patients with haematological malignancies.- 16. General Consideration on Radiotherapy in older patients with haematological malignancies.- 17. Supportive Care in older patients with haematological malignancies.- 18. Patients reported outcome / Quality of life.- 19. Palliative care issues.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781447128373
Publisher: Springer (Springer London)
Publication date: December, 2014
Pages: None

Subcategories: General Practice, Geriatrics, Haematology, Oncology

MEET THE AUTHOR

Riccardo A Audsio, MD, FRCS is Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Liverpool, and consultant at the Whiston Hospital, Prescot. His main research interest is exploring the role of surgery within the multidisciplinary management of cancer patients, particularly focusing on onco-geriatrics, and Dr Audisio currently sits on the editorial board of 12 publications.  He is the editor-in-chief of Surgical Oncology (Elsevier).  

 

Ulrich Wedding, MD, PhD is consultant for Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, and Geriatric Medicine at the University Hospital in Jena, Germany. He is head of the department of palliative care. His clinical interests include cancer in the elderly, new drug development, supportive and palliative care. He has authored or coauthored numerous articles, book chapters, and monographs with a focus on aspects of cancer treatment in elderly patients. He is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology, and reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is past-chairman and current secretary of the Task Force Cancer in the Elderly of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), board member of the International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG), and chairman of the Arbeitsgruppe Geriatrische Onkologie of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internistische Onkologie of the German Cancer Society. He served as chairman of the Scientific Committee of the 10th International Meeting of the SIOG in Berlin in 2009.