Treatment decisions and medical treatment of cancer in elderly patients Chapter uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • International Cooperation
  • Medical Oncology
  • Medically Underserved Area
  • Societies, Medical

abstract

  • © 2013 Springer-Verlag Wien. All rights reserved.The current demographic changes will result in an increasing number of older people. Aging is the single most important risk factor for the development of cancer. The incidence and mortality rates of most malignant disorders increase substantially with increase in age. Both developments combined result in an increasing number of elderly cancer patients (Smith et al. 2009).

publication date

  • June 2013

Research

keywords

  • Book Chapter

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-7091-0912-0_18

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 229

end page

  • 247

volume

  • 9783709109120