Pharmacology of cancer chemotherapy in the older person

S. D. Baker, L. B. Grochow

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With more widespread use of effective chemotherapy, more elderly patients are candidates for treatment with cytotoxic drugs. This article reviews and discusses the relevant age-related factors that may alter drug disposition and its relationship to pharmocokinetics effects and to pharmacodynamic effects in the elderly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-183
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in geriatric medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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