Cancer in the elderly: Basic science and clinical aspects Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aging
  • Cell Transformation, Neoplastic
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • The incidence of cancer increases progressively with age. Rearrangements of genomes have been found to accompany cellular aging. These factors, in concert with age-dependent alterations in immune function and host defense, may help to explain the increased risk of malignant disease in aged persons. The clinical presentation and natural history of neoplasia are also affected by aging. This conference reviews recent developments in these areas, examines the effects of drug use in the elderly and implications for management, and discusses current information on how age may influence the response of cancer to therapy.

publication date

  • March 27, 1985

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3881076

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 218

end page

  • 28

volume

  • 102

number

  • 2