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Organisation:Muss, H.B; Hunter, C.P. and Johnson, K.A. (editors), Informa Healthcare; 2006.
Comments:

Building upon the strengths of the popular reference, Cancer in the Elderly, this guide outlines novel approaches in the identification and management of cancer in geriatric populations by world-renowned experts on the topic.

Presenting new trends and strategies in surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, this source presents a multidisciplinary and best-practices approach to the optimization of cancer care for the elderly and collects the most recent findings gleaned from prevention, adjuvant, neo-adjuvant, and treatment research.

Format:Textbook
Target audience: Health Professionals
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Payment required
Country of Origin:USA
URL:http://www.amazon.com/Treatment-Management-Elderly-Clinical-Oncology/dp/0849340357/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1279772073&sr=1-3
Updated date:2006
Organisation:HumeRICS Hume Regional Integrated Cancer Service
Comments:

This project is an initiative of Cancer Australia funded by the Australian Government.

The aim of this project is improve care coordination and supportive care for cancer patients over 70 years of age in the Hume region; to develop a system for routine screening of these patients for support needs.

Format:Website - information
Target audience: Multidisciplinary
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.humerics.org.au/index.php?page=care-coordination-for-older-australians-with-cancer
Updated date:2011
Organisation:Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine
Comments:

Position Statements have been produced on specific geriatric issues which have been approved by the Federal Council.

Available guidelines include:

Format:PDF file on website
Target audience: Health Professionals
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.anzsgm.org/posstate.asp
Updated date:2011
Organisation:Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)
Comments:

The Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) identified a need for a strategic and focused approach to managing cancer in older people in Australia. This report documents the 1-day workshop convened by COSA in Sydney on 4 April 2008. It was attended by over 70 national and international participants from the fields of oncology and geriatrics.

The aims of the workshop included:

  • identifying and assessing the priority issues to be addressed
  • scoping current and future infrastructure needs
  • raising awareness of the specific and unmet needs of elderly patients with cancer
  • encouraging targeted professional support, education, research and funding for geriatric oncology
  • drawing on international expertise in geriatric oncology
  • creating a 'Cancer in the Elderly' COSA special interest group
  • ultimately, improving patient outcomes.
Format:Web-based PDF
Target audience: Multidisciplinary
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.cosa.org.au/about-us/general-publications.html#reportspapers
Updated date:2008
Organisation:Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe)
Comments:

The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe) is a free public repository of a growing collection of geriatric educational materials in various e-learning formats, including lectures, exercises, virtual patients, case-based discussions, simulations, as well as links to other resources.

POGOe's mission is to promote geriatric education through the provision and encouragement of free exchange of teaching and assessment materials that support the fields of geriatrics and gerontology. New products are added every month.

POGOe is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, POGOe is managed by Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, on behalf of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP).  The site is a partnership between Mount Sinai and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Division of Geriatrics.

Format:Website - educational resource
Target audience: Health professionals working in aged and geriatric care
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:USA
URL:http://www.pogoe.org/
Updated date:2011
Organisation:Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)
Comments:

The Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) has identified a need for a strategic and focused approach to managing cancer in older people in Australia. Given the lack of formal recognition in Australia of onco-geriatrics as a specialist oncology discipline, the first identified task is to assess priority issues to be addressed.

The Geriatric Oncology interest group is actively promoting these groups aims:

  • Publications - to increase awareness around geriatric oncology issues and invite people for further comment.
  • Clinical trials – members are scoping with the objective to link into appropriate clinical trials.
  • Increasing awareness - the group members are raising awareness of geriatric oncology in the Australian perspective.
  • Service delivery & models of care -   the interest group can provide some practicalities on how to deal with the problem.
  • Fostering the combined training – to foster oncology geriatric training and encourage trainees to lead in research in this area.
Format:Website - information only
Target audience: Health Professionals
Accessibility:Professional organisations/organisation members only
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.cosa.org.au/groups/geriatric-oncology.html
Updated date:2012
Organisation:Geriatric Oncology Consortium
Comments:

A National non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the age based disparities in research, education and treatment in the older adult cancer population.

The goals of the Geriatric Oncology Consortium are:

  • To promote high quality research that expands knowledge of the aging process and cancer
  • To conduct education programs for all health care professionals which promote better understanding of the unique challenges associated with the management of older adults with cancer and ultimately to enhance the quality care for these patients
  • To increase awareness of the relationship between aging and cancer and to provide the knowledge to empower the population to be an active partner in their healthcare decisions.
Format:Website - information
Target audience: Health professionals, multidisciplinary, consumers
Accessibility:Publically available
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:USA
URL:http://www.thegoc.org/
Updated date:2009
Organisation:International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG)
Comments:

International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) aims to improve research in the field of geriatric oncology; promote education in geriatric oncology, in order to ensure a high standard of qualification for health professionals; and maintain liaison with other medical and health professionals associations, cancer leagues, universities and, where appropriate, the pharmaceutical industry.

IThe site includes a link to Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, the Official Journal of the International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG); and includes information regarding relevant events; literature; and updates on clinical trials.

Format:Website - information
Target audience: Health professionals, multidisciplinary, consumers
Accessibility:Publically available
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Europe
URL:http://www.siog.org/
Updated date:2010
Organisation:Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)& Cancer Council
Comments:

March 2008, 32(1) edition of Cancer Forum, the official journal of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, dedicated to geriatric oncology and issues relating to cancer in the elderly.

Format:Web-based PDF
Target audience: All health professionals
Accessibility:Publicly available
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.cancerforum.org.au/Issues/2008/March.htm
Updated date:2008
Organisation:Journal of Clinical Oncology
Comments:

An edition of Journal of Clincial Oncology (Volume 25, Issue 14, May 10, 2007), the official journal of American Society of Clincial Oncology, focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of cancer in the elderly and the future areas of research and development that are required to care for the world‘s increasingly ageing population.

Format:Web-based PDF
Target audience: All medical practitioners
Accessibility:Publicly available
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:USA
URL:http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/vol25/issue14/
Updated date:2007
Organisation:Seminars in Oncology
Comments:

Seminars in Oncology provides current, authoritative, and practical reviews of developments in the diagnosis and management of patients with cancer. Each issue examines a single topic of clinical importance.

This December 2008 edition (Volume 35, Issue 6, Pages 557-652) focuses on Cancer in Older Adults. Elderly cancer patients may differ from younger patients but there is a lack of evidence-based data about elderly patients.

This journal addresses issues specifically in elderly patients with cancer including:

  • cancer-related fatigue
  • cognitive effects of hormonal therapy on older patients
  • treatments for specific cancers including prostate, ovarian and lung cancers in the elderly
  • the decisional capacity of the elderly and the relationship of cancer therapies to osteoperosis.
Format:Web-based PDF
Target audience: All health professionals
Accessibility:Health professionals only.
Cost:Payment required
Country of Origin:USA
URL:http://www.seminoncol.org/issues/contents?issue_key=S0093-7754(08)X0009-0
Updated date:2008
Organisation:The National Cancer Nursing Education Project (EdCaN) and Cancer Australia
Comments:

This case study recounts the experience of Harold, a 75-year-old male diagnosed with lung cancer. This case study aims to facilitate the development of competencies that reflect the role of the Specialist Cancer Nurse (SCN) in preventing and managing disease and treatment related care for a person at risk of or diagnosed with lung cancer across the cancer journey.

  • Reduce risk; Find the condition early
  • Have the best treatment and support during active treatment
  • Have the best treatment and support between and after active treatment
  • Have the best care at the end of life.
Format:Training resource (modular)
Target audience: Multidisciplinary
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.cancerlearning.gov.au/edcan_resources/#/xml/module_3/casestudies/lung_cancer
Updated date:2009
Organisation:The National Cancer Nursing Education Project (EdCaN) and Cancer Australia
Comments:

This case study recounts the experience of Arthur, a 78-year-old male diagnosed with non-Hodgkin‘s Lymphoma (NHL). The case study focuses on the Specialist Cancer Nurse‘s role in the provision and coordination of care for people with NHL, as well as exploring issues associated with diagnosis of cancer in the older person.

The case study contains five sections:

  • Reduce risk
  • Find the condition early
  • Have the best treatment and support during active treatment
  • Have the best treatment and support between and after active treatment
  • Have the best care at the end of life.
Format:Online learning resource containing videos
Target audience: Multidisciplinary - Nursing and Allied health
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.cancerlearning.gov.au/edcan_resources/#/xml/module_3/casestudies/lymphoma
Updated date:2010
Organisation:The National Cancer Nursing Education Project (EdCaN) and Cancer Australia
Comments:

This case study recounts the experience of Burt, a 68-year-old male diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. This case study aims to facilitate the development of competencies that reflect the role of the Specialist Cancer Nurse (SCN) in the delivery of evidence-based supportive care, including provision of information and education for people affected by oesophageal cancer.

The case study contains four sections:

  • Reduce risk; Have the best treatment and support during active treatment
  • Have the best treatment and support between and after active treatment
  • Have the best care at the end of life.
Format:Online learning resource containing videos
Target audience: Multidisciplinary - Nursing and Allied health
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:Australia
URL:http://www.cancerlearning.gov.au/edcan_resources/#/xml/module_3/casestudies/oesophageal_cancer
Updated date:2009
Organisation:Oncology Nursing Society
Comments:

Supported by the American Nurses Association (ANA) Nurse Competence in Aging Grant, this presentation discusses oncological issues in the aged.

Part one (2 hrs, 31 mins) discusses important trends of aging, normal changes in older adults, common assessment tools, and drug related problems of older adults.

Part two (2 hrs, 26 mins) discusses common cancers found in older adults and nursing interventions that can make important differences in nursing care, treatment, and over-all quality of life for older adults with cancer. Program objectives for learning outcomes are listed on the website for each recording.

Please note: You need to scroll down the page to locate the Geriatric Oncology webcasts

Format:Webcast (downloadable audio)
Target audience: Allied Health - Nursing
Accessibility:Publicly available - no restrictions
Cost:Free of charge
Country of Origin:USA
URL:http://www.vodium.com/mediapod/ons/
Updated date:2003