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 aapro matti s md editor 0 more. 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 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. Educational opportunities like international society of geriatrics oncology siog 2006 conferences and the european school of oncology courses should be utilized to enhance our knowledge and to discuss issues pertaining to management of elderly cancer further learning modules should be included in the medical curriculum in order to learn to . 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
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