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Management of Colorectal Cancers in Older People

  • Demetris Papamichael
  • Riccardo A. Audisio
  • This book draws from an international pool of expert contributors

  • This book addresses the very specific issues and considerations in treating colorectal cancer in the older patient

  • This books offer a multidisciplinary perspective, providing the reader with the big picture in colorectal cancer care for elderly patients


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Zenia Saridaki, John Souglakos
    Pages 9-20
  3. Siri Rostoft Kristjansson
    Pages 21-27
  4. Siri Rostoft Kristjansson, Riccardo A. Audisio
    Pages 29-38
  5. Margot A. Gosney, Priya Das
    Pages 39-52
  6. Harm J. T. Rutten, Gerrit-Jan Liefers, Valery E. P. P. Lemmens
    Pages 53-64
  7. Andrew P. Zbar, Riccardo A. Audisio
    Pages 65-80
  8. Nicola de’ Liguori Carino, Luigi Bonanni
    Pages 81-94
  9. Aimery de Gramont, Leila Bengrine-Lefevre, May Mabro, Elisabeth Carola
    Pages 111-127
  10. Gunnar Folprecht
    Pages 129-139
  11. Javier Sastre, Jon Zugazagoitia, Aranzazu Manzano, Eduardo Díaz-Rubio
    Pages 141-159
  12. Bengt Glimelius
    Pages 161-173
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 175-178

About this book


The risk of cancer increases with age and the number of older adults seeking treatment is rising dramatically in line with the aging population. The care of older patients differs from that of younger adults because of variation in the biology of the tumor, age-related variation in host physiology, co-morbidity burden and psychosocial issues, which might impact the efficacy and side effects of cancer therapy.


Management of Colorectal Cancers in Older People focuses on treatment strategies of colorectal cancers and provides guidance on the issues specific to older patients, spanning background and epidemiology, special considerations in the care of older people, therapeutics, and psychosocial considerations. This book offers a thorough review of current approaches to treating older colorectal cancer patients, detailing the special issues and considerations involved. The discipline-spanning coverage outlines best practice and proposes topics for future research.


The third volume in the Management of Cancer in Older People series, this book will be of interest to all surgical oncologists, medical  and radiation oncologists, gerontologists, proctologists and other members of the multidisciplinary team involved  in the care of elderly colorectal cancer patients.


Aging Colorectal Cancer Disability Geriatric Assessment Geroncology

Editors and affiliations

  • Demetris Papamichael
    • 1
  • Riccardo A. Audisio
    • 2
  1. 1.Bank of Cyprus Oncology CentreNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.St Helens Teaching HospitalUniversity of LiverpoolSt HelensUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Management of Colorectal Cancers in Older People
  • Editors Demetris Papamichael
    Riccardo A. Audisio
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-85729-983-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6151-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-85729-984-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 178
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    Surgical Oncology
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