Special Issue "Current Challenges in Geriatric Oncology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 4502
Interests: breast cancer; breast surgery; non-operative therapy; endocrine therapy; geriatric oncology
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The majority of cancers are diagnosed in the older adult population, which is expanding globally. Unfortunately, older adults with cancer are often under-served in their clinical care and under-represented in research studies. On the other hand, there is emerging evidence suggesting that tumour biology and the specific needs of individuals in this population are different from those of their younger counterparts. Furthermore, treatment goals may be different given the increased incidence of co-morbidities leading to deaths from competing causes.
In this Anniversary Issue, we invite submissions of original research articles and narrated or systematic reviews looking at all fields of interest in relation to the care of older adults with cancer, with a focus on the challenges encountered, and how they may be overcome. We especially welcome manuscripts authored by more than one discipline involved in the clinical care and/or research in geriatric oncology.
Prof. Dr. Kwok-Leung Cheung
Dr. Holly M. Holmes
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Cancers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- older adults
- geriatric oncology
- tumour biology
- quality of life
- functional status