Special Issue "Oncology Care and Research in the Elderly"
A special issue of Geriatrics (ISSN 2308-3417).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2018) | Viewed by 26884
Interests: palliative and end-of-life care; geriatric oncology; educational and health psychology
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The cancer burden continues to rise globally, especially in the elderly, as incidence rates increase with age for most cancers. Although many cancer prevention interventions have been implemented, many older people still engage in cancer-related risky behaviors and do not take cancer preventive measures as recommended. Reports have also demonstrated that older people are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer via an emergency hospital visit rather than recognizing symptoms and actively seeking medical support at an early stage. The increasing number of cancer patients and survivors with long lifespans, and the high cost of cancer treatments, have also shifted cancer care from the hospital to the community, leading to an unprecedented dependence on career support for high quality care.
This Special Issue welcomes submissions that focus on identifying personal, social and environmental factors in changing cancer-related risky behaviors, promoting cancer preventive measures, raising awareness of cancer symptoms and supporting caregiving in cancer, and develop and test evidence-based interventions to inform the best practice of prevention and supportive care in cancer among older adults. This Special Issue provides an open access opportunity to publish research articles, reviews, opinions, letters, and case reports to this important filed of research. It is hope that this Special Issue will advance our understanding of cancer prevention and care in older adults and help identify effective strategies to reduce the cancer burden and promote better quality care.
Dr. Doris Y.P. Leung
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. Geriatrics 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 1400 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.
- Cancer Screening
- Cancer Prevention
- Cancer Information seeking behaviors
- Cancer Information scanning behaviors
- Evidence-based interventions in cancer care
- Palliative care in cancer
- Supportive care in cancer
- Cancer survivors