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Cancer in Elderly People: Workshop Proceedings

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Cancer in Elderly People

Workshop Proceedings (2007)
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A high proportion of cancer occurs primarily in older persons, and incidence of the major cancers is greater. This, combined with the expansion of an aging America, is bound to have far reaching effects on the nation's healthcare industry.

This summary of a workshop held in October 2006, reviews the various important implications of changing demographics and the cancer disease burden in the United States.


Suggested Citation

Institute of Medicine. 2007. Cancer in Elderly People: Workshop Proceedings. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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106 pages | 6 x 9
  • Paperback: 978-0-309-10476-0
  • Ebook: 978-0-309-17964-5

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-viii
1 Introduction 1-2
2 Prepared Presentations and Discussion 3-91
References 92-96
Appendix: Workshop 97-98

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