Cancer in the elderly a nursing and medical perspective european school of oncology scientific updates 1st edition by european school of oncology author kathy redmond editor matti s md aapro editor 0 more. The elderly cancer patient a nursing perspective redmond k aapro m cancer in the elderly a nursing and medical prospective european school of oncology scientific updates vol 2 amsterdam elsevier 1997 google scholar. The burden of cancer on the medical profession will be even more apparent than before in addition the elderly age group has different needs compared with younger oncology patients there can be no rule of thumb with the management of elderly illness factors such as frailty are significant when treating cancer in the older patients. It is thus an oncological priority to expand the use of older cohorts of patients in cancer research due to the different challenges this cohort presents with regard to the management of cancer and the growing medical need and numbers in the elderly oncology group. The number of elderly patients with malignancy is growing and is likely to have a major impact on resources quality of care health economics and treatment options decisions regarding treatment options with chemotherapy are limited by the scarcity of data specifically addressing the issues regarding chemotherapy in the elderly
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