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Oncology: Management of Elderly Cancer Patients


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1Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, Tarragona, Spain

2Howard University, Washington, USA

3University of Turin, Turin, Italy

4Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey

5Hospital Clínic Universitari, Barcelona, Spain

6Complejo Hospitalario de Albacete, Albacete, Spain


Oncology: Management of Elderly Cancer Patients

Description

Aging of the population is a major health issue in developed countries. Some refer to this observation as “Silver Tsunami.” Many diseases, such as cancer, increase with age.

As the management of elderly cancer patients remains controversial due to comorbidity issues, the overall complexity of cancer management in this setting increases. Lack of clinical data hampers management issues such as treatment tolerance or prognosis which prompts us to dedicate a special issue on management of elderly cancer patients. Several important questions can be raised related to the same treatment course and protocols as used in younger patients, the treatment tolerance issues, or the expected prognosis, among others.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Surgical treatment of cancer in elderly patients
  • External Beam Radiotherapy treatment of cancer in elderly patients
  • Brachytherapy treatment of cancer in elderly patients
  • Chemotherapy treatment of cancer in elderly patients
  • New agents treatment of cancer in elderly patients
  • Hormonal treatment of cancer in elderly patients
  • Financial resources in oncology for elderly patients
  • Economic implications for future of oncology
  • Variation in the tolerance of treatment in elderly patients
  • Variation in the indications of treatment in elderly patients
  • Oncologic prognostic factors in elderly patients
  • Biomarkers predictive to tumor response or treatment toxicity in elderly patients
  • Quality of life in elderly patients with cancer
  • Immunotherapy and immunomodulating agent for elderly cancer patients
  • Molecular and cellular image—guided treatment for elderly cancer patients

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7362585
  • - Editorial

Oncology: Management of Elderly Cancer Patients

Meritxell Arenas | Nam Nguyen | ... | Sebastia’ Sabater
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8202971
  • - Review Article

Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer in Elderly Patients: Patient Features and Therapeutic Management

Nakano Takayuki | Tanimura Keiko | ... | Takayama Koichi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5471054
  • - Research Article

Older Patients Are Less Affected by Radiochemotherapeutic Treatment than Younger

Max J. Weiling | Wencke Losensky | ... | Stephanie Weiss
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8321871
  • - Clinical Study

Once-Weekly Hypofractionated Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer in Elderly Patients: Efficacy and Tolerance in 486 Patients

Javier Sanz | Min Zhao | ... | Manuel Algara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2176056
  • - Review Article

Treatment of Elderly Patients with Colorectal Cancer

Yoshiro Itatani | Kenji Kawada | Yoshiharu Sakai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3793154
  • - Review Article

Searching for Clinically Relevant Biomarkers in Geriatric Oncology

Theodora Katsila | George P. Patrinos | Dimitrios Kardamakis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2178469
  • - Review Article

Age Is Not a Limiting Factor in Interventional Radiotherapy (Brachytherapy) for Patients with Localized Cancer

Valentina Lancellotta | György Kovács | ... | Cynthia Aristei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6074808
  • - Review Article

Current Strategies of Endocrine Therapy in Elderly Patients with Breast Cancer

Suk-young Lee | Jae Hong Seo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3508795
  • - Research Article

Chemoradiotherapy as Definitive Treatment for Elderly Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

Jens Müller von der Grün | Daniel Martin | ... | Panagiotis Balermpas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1695101
  • - Review Article

Managing an Older Adult with Cancer: Considerations for Radiation Oncologists

Sanders Chang | Nathan E. Goldstein | Kavita V. Dharmarajan
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