Breast cancer in the elderly Journal Article


Authors: Hurria, A.; M√ľnster, P. N.; Hudis, C. A.
Article Title: Breast cancer in the elderly
Abstract: Breast cancer in the elderly is increasing in prevalence, with 50% of newly diagnosed cases occurring in women over the age of 65. Yet there is a significant under-representation of older patients in clinical trials. The authors review the data regarding this patient population and pose research questions for study over the next few years. They discuss currently available therapies for early-stage breast cancer as well as advanced breast cancer, with a perspective on special considerations in the older patient. The importance of the prevention of breast cancer in the older woman is emphasized, particularly in light of a 10-fold higher incidence among women older than 65 versus those younger.
Keywords: aged; hormone replacement therapy; education, continuing (credit); chemotherapy, cancer; breast neoplasms -- surgery; breast neoplasms -- prevention and control; breast neoplasms -- drug therapy -- in old age; tamoxifen -- therapeutic use; female
Journal Title: Clinical Geriatrics
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
ISSN: 1095-1598
Publisher: HMP Communications  
Date Published: 2001-02-01
Start Page: 76
End Page: 85
Language: English
ACCESSION: 2001051259
PROVIDER: EBSCOhost
PROVIDER: cin20
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Notes: Accession Number: 2001051259 -- Entry Date: 20010601 -- Publication Type: journal article; CEU; exam questions; tables/charts -- Journal Subset: Biomedical; Peer Reviewed; USA -- NLM UID: 9716897. -- Source: cin20