Emotional and Cognitive Problems in Older Patients with Cancer

A special issue of Geriatrics (ISSN 2308-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Geriatric Oncology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 338

Special Issue Editors

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1. Department of Medical Oncology, Kortrijk Cancer Centre, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk, Belgium
2. School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
3. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
Interests: chemobrain; geriatric oncology; early clinical trials; vulnerable cancer patients; psychosocial oncology
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School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
Interests: pain; aging; dementia
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Psychosocial oncology is an increasingly important area of research. While the survival rates of cancer patients have increased, many patients suffer from treatment-related long-lasting effects that may adversely affect their mental health and health-related quality of life. Along with the changes in therapeutic strategies, research should also focus on the psychosocial problems that are secondary to cancer, as it is well recognized that the diagnosis of cancer and its treatment can be extremely stressful and emotional for cancer patients and their caregivers.

This Special Issue is dedicated to addressing the cognitive and emotional issues experienced by older adults with cancer. We have recently gained an improved understanding of the emotional and cognitive aspects related to cancer treatment, which will lead to improved early detection, advanced effective treatments, and ultimately better prevention, as well as continuously updated international guidelines. Complementary therapy and telemedicine have the potential to improve psychosocial outcomes and quality of life in older patients with cancer.

We especially welcome papers that deal with older cancer patients and provide insight into new and original research methodologies, improved early detection strategies, original treatment approaches, and organization of care.

Prof. Dr. Philip R. Debruyne
Prof. Dr. Patricia Schofield
Guest Editors

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  • older adult
  • psychosocial oncology
  • cancer
  • supportive cancer care
  • telemedicine
  • cognitive impairment
  • emotional distress

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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