Cancer comorbidity: Implications for drug safety

Katherine O’Brien*, June M. McKoy, Frank Penedo

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Cancer is primarily a disease of aging. This chapter discusses relevant aspect of the physiology of aging, medication use and toxicity, comorbidities, and specific challenges in treating older adults with cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Treatment and Research
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameCancer Treatment and Research
ISSN (Print)0927-3042


  • Comorbidities
  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Drug toxicity
  • Frailty
  • Physiology of aging
  • Polypharmacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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