Epidemiology Of Cancer And Aging

Lodovico Balducci and Matti Aapro

Lodovico Balducci, Program Leader, Senior Adult Oncology Program, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, Professor of Oncology and Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. Matti Aapro, Director, Multidisciplinary Oncology Institute, Clinique de Genolier, Switzerland.

Epidemiology provides the initial clue to causes and mechanisms of diseases. It is well known that age is a risk factor for most common cancer and that incidence and prevalence of cancer increase with age1. In this chapter we explore the epidemiology of cancer and aging, in an attempt to understand the biologic interactions of these processes. In particular, we address the following questions:

1. Does aging enhance the susceptibility of older individuals to environmental carcinogens?

2. Is aging associated with increased risk of multiple malignancies?

3. Does the clinical behavior of cancer change with age?

4. Does cancer increase the risk of death of older individuals?

In conclusion we will examine the clinical implications of these questions and propose a research agenda aimed to improve the control of cancer in the older aged person.

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