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, comorbidity burden and psychosocial issues, which might impact the efficacy and side effects of cancer therapy. Practical Geriatric Oncology is a comprehensive, evidence-based text that synthesizes the growing literature in this field and provides practical guidelines to the care of older adults with cancer. Coverage includes patient assessment, management of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, the impact of age on the pharmacology of cancer therapy, surgical oncology and radiation oncology in the older adult, symptom management and supportive care. In addition to serving as core reading for oncologists and hematologists, the book will also be a useful work for other healthcare professionals who provide oncology care, including surgeons, radiation oncologists, palliative care doctors, primary care providers, geriatricians and nurses.
Part I: 1. Geriatric assessment for the older adult with cancer Arti Hurria and Harvey Jay Cohen; 2. Pharmacology and unique side-effects of chemotherapy in older adults Hans Wildier and Matti Aapro; 3. Pharmacology and unique side-effects of hormonal therapy in older adults Leona Downey; 4. Drug utilization, adherence, and unique side-effects of targeted therapy in older adults Tiffany A. Traina and Stuart M. Lichtman; 5. Principles of surgical oncology in older adults Suzanne Gaskell, Siri R. Kristjansson and Riccardo A. Audisio; 6. Principles of radiation oncology in older adults Benjamin D. Smith and Thomas A. Buccholz; Part II. Management of Solid Tumors in Older Adults: 7. Management of breast cancer in older adults Michelle Shayne and Gretchen Kimmick; 8. Management of lung cancer in older adults Suresh S. Ramalingam and Chandra P. Belani; 9. Management of head and neck cancer in older adults Julie A. Kish; 10. Management of esophagus and gastric cancer in older adults Shahzad Siddique and Jimmy Hwang; 11. Management of colon and rectal cancer in older adults Supriya Gupta Mohile, Harman P. Kaur and Richard M. Goldberg; 12. Management of renal and bladder cancer in older adults Matthew I. Milowsky and Dean F. Bajorin; 13. Management of prostate cancer in older adults Andrew Liman and Gurkamal Chatta; 14. Management of ovarian and endometrial cancer in older adults William P. Tew and Vivian von Gruenigan; Part III. Management of Hematologic Malignancies in Older Adults: 15. Management of myelodysplasia in older adults Heidi D. Klepin and Bayard L. Powell; 16. Management of chronic leukemia in older adults Martha Wadleigh and Richard Maury Stone; 17. Management of acute myeloid leukemia in older adults Arati V. Rao and Joseph O. Moore; 18. Hematopoietic cell transplantation in older adults Andrew S. Artz and William B. Ershler; 19. Management of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in older adults Anne H. Blaes and Vicki A. Morrison; 20. Management of myeloma in older adults Amrita Y. Krishnan; Part IV. Symptom Management and Supportive Care of Older Adults: 21. Optimizing quality of life in older adults with cancer Alice B. Kornblith and Mark T. Hegel; 22. Optimizing functional status in older adults with cancer Gijsberta van Londen and Stephanie Studenski; 23. The myeloid growth factors in older adults with cancer Gary H. Lyman; 24. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in older adults with cancer Matthew S. McKinney and Jeffrey Crawford; 25. Management of depression and anxiety in older adults with cancer Mark I. Weinberger, Christian J. Nelson and Andrew J. Roth; 26. Management of pain in older adults with cancer Anthony Nicholas Galanos, Katya Elbert-Avila and Leslie J. Bryan; 27. Management of fatigue in older adults with cancer Betty Ferrell and Tami Borneman; 28. Management of dyspnea in older adults with cancer Amy P. Abernethy, Jane L. Wheeler and David C. Currow; 29. Management of the gastrointestinal side-effects of therapy in older adults with cancer Laura Raftery, Stephen A. Bernard and Richard M. Goldberg.