ESMO Handbook of Cancer in the Senior Patient

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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.

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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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Cancer Epidemiology

Chapter 3 - Evaluation of the Senior Cancer Patient: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Screening Tools for the Elderly

Chapter 4 - Frailty in the Elderly

Chapter 5 - Surgical Treatment

Chapter 6 - Radiotherapy in the Elderly Cancer Patients

Chapter 7 - Hormonal Anti-Cancer Treatment in the Senior Cancer Patient

Chapter 8 - Cytotoxic and Targeted Anti-Cancer Treatment in the Senior Cancer Patient

Chapter 9 - Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma in the Elderly: R-CHOP or Adapted Strategy?

Chapter 10 - Management of Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasia (MPN) in Elderly Patients

Chapter 11 - Myelodysplastic Syndromes in the Senior Patient

Chapter 12 - Breast Cancer in the Senior Patient

Chapter 13 - Lung Cancer in the Elderly

Chapter 14 - Treatment of Colorectal Cancer in the Senior Patient

Chapter 15 - Prostate Cancer

Chapter 16 - Bladder Cancer in the Elderly

Chapter 17 - Gynaecological Cancer in the Senior Patient

Chapter 18 - Head and Neck Cancer in the Elderly

Chapter 19 - Renal Cell Cancer

Chapter 20 - Psychological Problems in Older Cancer Patients

Chapter 21 - Social and Ethical Aspects

Chapter 22 - The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team