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Nada Khan, MSc
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Cope DG, Reb AM, editors. An evidence-based approach to the treatment and care of the older adult with cancer. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Press, 2006.
This ambitious book aims to provide healthcare professionals, and specifically oncology nurses, with an evidence-based text to guide the care of older adults with cancer at each stage of the cancer continuum. This is a timely text as the care and unmet needs of this population has recently become a research priority. Most cancer survivors are over 65 years of age, and this patient group will increase. While this book provides a useful overview of the care needs of older adults with cancer, its broad …