CANCER IN ELDERLY PEOPLE
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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.
This study was supported by Contracts No. HHSN261200611002C, 200-2005-13434, TO #1, HHSM-500-2005-00179P, HHSP23320042509XI, TO #4, 223-01-2460, TO #27, HHSH25056133, TO #6 between the National Academy of Sciences and, respectively, the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. Support was also received from the American Cancer Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and C-Change. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.
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NATIONAL CANCER POLICY FORUM
HAROLD L. MOSES (Chair), Professor of Cancer Biology,
Medicine, and Pathology,
Vanderbilt-Ingram Comprehensive Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
PETER BACH, Senior Advisor,
Office of the Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
EDWARD BENZ, President,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
THOMAS BURISH, Chair,
American Cancer Society Board and Provost, Notre Dame University
MARK CLANTON, Deputy Director,
Cancer Delivery Systems, National Cancer Institute
BETTY FERRELL, Research Scientist,
City of Hope National Medical Center
JOSEPH FRAUMENI, Director,
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute
STEPHEN FRIEND, Executive Vice President,
PATRICIA GANZ, American Society of Clinical Oncology Board Member and Professor of Medicine,
University of California, Los Angeles
THOMAS KEAN, Executive Director,
WILLIAM LAWRENCE, Director,
Center for Outcomes and Evidence, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
LYNN MATRISIAN, Chair,
Division of Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University
DAVID PARKINSON, Senior Vice President,
Oncology Research and Development, Biogen IDEC
EDITH PEREZ, Director,
Cancer Clinical Study Unit, Mayo Clinic
SCOTT RAMSEY, Member,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
EDDIE REED, Director,
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
WILLIAM ROBINSON, Director,
Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Health Resources and Services Administration
CHARLES SAWYERS, Professor of Hematology/Oncology,
Division of Hematology-Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles
MARGARET SPITZ, Chair of Epidemiology,
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ELLEN STOVALL, President and CEO,
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
JANET WOODCOCK, Deputy Commissioner for Operations,
Food and Drug Administration
SHARYL NASS, Senior Program Officer
ROGER HERDMAN, Director,
National Cancer Policy Forum
ALIZA NORWOOD, Research Assistant
MARY ANN PRYOR, Senior Program Assistant
This volume has been reviewed in draft form in accordance with procedures approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. We wish to thank Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., FAAN, for her review and Clyde Behney for serving as coordinator of the review.