Lodovico Balducci, MD

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Lodovico Balducci, MD

Senior Member

"Aging is just a milestone; patients should be managed according to their physiologic, not chronologic age."

Office  (813) 745-8658

Education And Training
  • Fellow, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1979 - Hematology/Oncology
  • Resident, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1976 - Medicine
  • Fellow, A. Gemelli General Hospital, Roma, Italy, 1970 - Medicine
  • MD, Catholic University, Roma, Italy, 1968


Dr. Balducci’s research focuses on cancer and aging, which has extended to three other areas:  determination of life-expectancy and active life expectancy, polypharmacy in older cancer patients, and support of the caregiver.  In addition, Dr. Balducci has been involved in cooperative trials involving management of breast, lung, colorectal and prostate cancer.

  • Balducci L, Mo M, Abella E, Saven A. Retrospective Analysis of Relative Dose Intensity in Patients With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Receiving CHOP-based Chemotherapy and Pegfilgrastim. Am J Clin Oncol. 2014 Dec;37(6):603-610. Pubmedid: 25350463.
  • Coppola D, Balducci L, Chen DT, Loboda A, Nebozhyn M, Staller A, Fulp WJ, Dalton W, Yeatman T, Brem S. Senescence-associated-gene signature identifies genes linked to age, prognosis, and progression of human gliomas. J Geriatr Oncol. 2014 Oct;5(4):389-399. Pubmedid: 25220188.
  • Balducci L. Human genome, environment and medical practice. Intern Emerg Med. 2014 Aug;9(5):609-610. Pubmedid: 24906656.
  • Naeim A, Aapro M, Subbarao R, Balducci L. Supportive Care Considerations for Older Adults With Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Aug;32(24):2627-2634. Pubmedid: 25071112.
  • Droz JP, Aapro M, Balducci L, Boyle H, Van den Broeck T, Cathcart P, Dickinson L, Efstathiou E, Emberton M, Fitzpatrick JM, Heidenreich A, Hughes S, Joniau S, Kattan M, Mottet N, Oudard S, Payne H, Saad F, Sugihara T. Management of prostate cancer in older patients: updated recommendations of a working group of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology. Lancet Oncol. 2014 Aug;15(9):e404-e414. Pubmedid: 25079103.
  • van de Water W, Bastiaannet E, Egan KM, de Craen AJ, Westendorp RG, Balducci L, van de Velde CJ, Liefers GJ, Extermann M. Management of primary metastatic breast cancer in elderly patients-An international comparison of oncogeriatric versus standard care. J Geriatr Oncol. 2014 Jul;5(3):252-259. Pubmedid: 24661770.
  • Balducci L. Studying cancer treatment in the elderly patient population. Cancer Control. 2014 Jul;21(3):215-220. Pubmedid: 24955705.
  • Popa MA, Wallace KJ, Brunello A, Extermann M, Balducci L. Potential drug interactions and chemotoxicity in older patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy. J Geriatr Oncol. 2014 Jul;5(3):307-314. Pubmedid: 24821377.
  • Balducci L, Dolan D. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) in the elderly. Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. 2014 Jun;6(1):e2014037. Pubmedid: 24959334. Pmcid: PMC4063619.
  • Brighi N, Balducci L, Biasco G. Cancer in the elderly: Is it time for palliative care in geriatric oncology?. J Geriatr Oncol. 2014 Apr;5(2):197-203. Pubmedid: 24560041.
  • Balducci L, Aapro M. Complicated and complex: Helping the older patient with cancer to exit the labyrinth. J Geriatr Oncol. 2014 Jan;5(1):116-118. Pubmedid: 24484725.
  • Crawford J, Armitage J, Balducci L, Becker PS, Blayney DW, Cataland SR, Heaney ML, Hudock S, Kloth DD, Kuter DJ, Lyman GH, McMahon B, Rugo HS, Saad AA, Schwartzberg LS, Shayani S, Steensma DP, Talbott M, Vadhan-Raj S, Westervelt P, Westmoreland M, Dwyer M, Ho M. Myeloid growth factors. J Natl Compr Canc Ne. 2013 Oct;11(10):1266-1290. Pubmedid: 24142827.
  • Cesari M, Cerullo F, Zamboni V, Di Palma R, Scambia G, Balducci L, Antonelli Incalzi R, Vellas B, Gambassi G. Functional status and mortality in older women with gynecological cancer. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 Sep;68(9):1129-1133. Pubmedid: 23733856.
  • Vespa A, Ottaviani M, Rosselli M, Rossini S, Balducci L. Evaluation of intrapsychic processes, anxiety, and depression in postmenopausal women affected by breast cancer: a case-control study. Support Care Cancer. 2013 May;21(5):1281-1286. Pubmedid: 23262806.
  • Balducci L, Fossa SD. Rehabilitation of older cancer patients. Acta Oncol. 2013 Feb;52(2):233-238. Pubmedid: 23320771.
  • Balducci L. Frailty: a common pathway in aging and cancer. Interdiscip Top Gerontol. 2013;38:61-72. Pubmedid: 23503516.
  • Kaur P, Santillan AA, McGuire K, Turaga KK, Shamehdi C, Meade T, Ramos D, Mathias M, Parbhoo J, Davis M, Khakpour N, King J, Balducci L, Cox CE. The Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer in the Elderly: A Single Institution Comparative Review of 5235 Patients with 1028 Patients ≥70 years. Breast J. 2012 Sep;18(5):428-435. Pubmedid: 22957995.
  • Extermann M, Boler I, Reich RR, Lyman GH, Brown RH, DeFelice J, Levine RM, Lubiner ET, Reyes P, Schreiber FJ, Balducci L. Predicting the risk of chemotherapy toxicity in older patients: the Chemotherapy Risk Assessment Scale for High-Age Patients (CRASH) score. Cancer. 2012 Jul;118(13):3377-3386. Pubmedid: 22072065.
  • Hoffe S, Balducci L. Cancer and age: general considerations. Clin Geriatr Med. 2012 Feb;28(1):1-18. Pubmedid: 22326032.
  • Balducci L. Suffering and spirituality: analysis of living experiences. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Sep;42(3):479-486. Pubmedid: 21854994.
  • Vespa A, Jacobsen PB, Spazzafumo L, Balducci L. Evaluation of intrapsychic factors, coping styles, and spirituality of patients affected by tumors. Psychooncology. 2011 Jan;20(1):5-11. Pubmedid: 20336646.
  • Shayne M, Balducci L. Hematopoietic growth factors in older cancer patients. Cancer Treat Res. 2011;157:383-402. Pubmedid: 21052967.
  • Balducci L. ESH-SIOG International Conference on Haematological Malignancies in the Elderly. Expert Rev Hematol. 2010 Dec;3(6):675-677. Pubmedid: 21091143.
  • Kumar NB, Kazi A, Smith T, Crocker T, Yu D, Reich RR, Reddy K, Hastings S, Exterman M, Balducci L, Dalton K, Bepler G. Cancer cachexia: traditional therapies and novel molecular mechanism-based approaches to treatment. CURR TREAT OPTION ON. 2010 Dec;11(3-4):107-117. Pubmedid: 21128029. Pmcid: PMC3016925.
  • Balducci L, Colloca G, Cesari M, Gambassi G. Assessment and treatment of elderly patients with cancer. Surg Oncol. 2010 Sep;19(3):117-123. Pubmedid: 20006489.
  • Droz JP, Balducci L, Bolla M, Emberton M, Fitzpatrick JM, Joniau S, Kattan MW, Monfardini S, Moul JW, Naeim A, van Poppel H, Saad F, Sternberg CN. Management of prostate cancer in older men: recommendations of a working group of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology. BJU Int. 2010 Aug;106(4):462-469. Pubmedid: 20346033. Pmcid: PMC3258484.
  • Balducci L. Bone complications of cancer treatment in the elderly. Oncology (Williston Park). 2010 Jul;24(8):741-747. Pubmedid: 20718254.
  • Silbermann M, Dweib Khleif A, Balducci L. Healing by cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Mar;28(8):1436-1437. Pubmedid: 19917857.
  • Droz JP, Balducci L, Bolla M, Emberton M, Fitzpatrick JM, Joniau S, Kattan MW, Monfardini S, Moul JW, Naeim A, van Poppel H, Saad F, Sternberg CN. Background for the proposal of SIOG guidelines for the management of prostate cancer in senior adults. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2010 Jan;73(1):68-91. Pubmedid: 19836968.
  • Balducci L. Treatment of cancer in the older aged person. Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. 2010;2(2):e2010029. Pubmedid: 21415975. Pmcid: PMC3033140.
  • Carreca I, Balducci L. Cancer chemotherapy in the older cancer patient. Urol Oncol. 2009 Nov;27(6):633-642. Pubmedid: 19879474.
  • Brunello A, Loaldi E, Balducci L. Dose adjustment and supportive care before and during treatment. Cancer Treat Rev. 2009 Oct;35(6):493-498. Pubmedid: 19493625.
  • Balducci L. Supportive care in elderly cancer patients. Curr Opin Oncol. 2009 Jul;21(4):310-317. Pubmedid: 19412099.
  • Balducci L. Treating elderly patients with hormone sensitive breast cancer: What do the data show. Cancer Treat Rev. 2009 Feb;35(1):47-56. Pubmedid: 18840391.
  • Crawford J, Armitage J, Balducci L, Bennett C, Blayney DW, Cataland SR, Dale DC, Demetri GD, Erba HP, Foran J, Freifeld AG, Goemann M, Heaney ML, Htoy S, Hudock S, Kloth DD, Kuter DJ, Lyman GH, Michaud LB, Miyata SC, Tallman MS, Vadhan-Raj S, Westervelt P, Wong MK. Myeloid growth factors. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2009 Jan;7(1):64-83. Pubmedid: 19176207.
  • Balducci L. Pharmacology of antineoplastic medications in older cancer patients. Oncology (Williston Park). 2009 Jan;23(1):78-85. Pubmedid: 19283925.
  • Ferrucci L, Balducci L. Anemia of aging: the role of chronic inflammation and cancer. Semin Hematol. 2008 Oct;45(4):242-249. Pubmedid: 18809094. Pmcid: PMC2645640.
  • Balducci L, Tam-McDevitt J, Hauser R, Simon J. Re: Cost of care for the elderly cancer patients in the United States. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008 Oct;100(19):1413-1414. Pubmedid: 18812555.
  • Basche M, Barón AE, Eckhardt SG, Balducci L, Persky M, Levin A, Jackson N, Zeng C, Vranas P, Steiner JF. Barriers to enrollment of elderly adults in early-phase cancer clinical trials. J Oncol Pract. 2008 Jul;4(4):162-168. Pubmedid: 20856765.
  • Hurria A, Balducci L, Naeim A, Gross C, Mohile S, Klepin H, Tew W, Downey L, Gajra A, Owusu C, Sanati H, Suh T, Figlin R. Mentoring junior faculty in geriatric oncology: report from the Cancer and Aging Research Group. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jul;26(19):3125-3127. Pubmedid: 18591553. Pmcid: PMC3622440.
  • Balducci L. Journal of Clinical Oncology: the next 25 years. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Apr;26(10):e4-e4. Pubmedid: 18375885.
  • Balducci L, Tam-McDevitt J, Hauser R, Simon J. Long overdue - phase II studies in older cancer patients: where does the FDAstand. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Mar;26(8):1387-1388. Pubmedid: 18323564.
  • Carlson RW, Moench S, Hurria A, Balducci L, Burstein HJ, Goldstein LJ, Gradishar WJ, Hughes KS, Jahanzeb M, Lichtman SM, Marks LB, McClure JS, McCormick B, Nabell LM, Pierce LJ, Smith ML, Topham NS, Traina TA, Ward JH, Winer EP. NCCN Task Force Report: breast cancer in the older woman. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2008;6 Suppl 4:S1-25. Pubmedid: 18597715.
  • Balducci L, Al-Halawani H, Charu V, Tam J, Shahin S, Dreiling L, Ershler WB. Elderly cancer patients receiving chemotherapy benefit from first-cycle pegfilgrastim. Oncologist. 2007 Dec;12(12):1416-1424. Pubmedid: 18165618.
  • Boccia R, Lillie T, Tomita D, Balducci L. The effectiveness of darbepoetin alfa administered every 3 weeks on hematologic outcomes and quality of life in older patients with chemotherapy-induced anemia. Oncologist. 2007 May;12(5):584-593. Pubmedid: 17522247.
  • Lichtman SM, Balducci L, Aapro M. Geriatric oncology: a field coming of age. J Clin Oncol. 2007 May;25(14):1821-1823. Pubmedid: 17488979.
  • Robb C, Haley W, Balducci L, Extermann M, Perkins E, Small B, Mortimer J. Impact of breast cancer survivorship on quality of life in older women. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2007 Apr;62(1): 84-91. Pubmedid: 17188505.
  • Perkins EA, Small BJ, Balducci L, Extermann M, Robb C, Haley WE. Individual differences in well-being in older breast cancer survivors. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2007 Apr;62(1):74-83. Pubmedid: 17240157. Pmcid: PMC1911161.
  • Kumar A, Soares H, Balducci L, Djulbegovic B. Treatment tolerance and efficacy in geriatric oncology: a systematic review of phase III randomized trials conducted by five National Cancer Institute-sponsored cooperative groups. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Apr;25(10):1272-1276. Pubmedid: 17401017.
  • Balducci L. An overlooked problem: anemia in the elderly patient with cancer. J Support Oncol. 2007 Mar;5(3):115-116. Pubmedid: 17410808.
  • Crawford J, Althaus B, Armitage J, Balducci L, Bennett C, Blayney D, Cataland S, Dale D, Demetri G, Erba H, Foran J, Freifeld A, Heaney M, HtoyS, Kloth D, Lyman G, Messersmith W, Michaud L, Miyata S, Robbins A, TallmanMS, Vadhan-Raj S, Westervelt P, Wong M. Myeloid growth factors guidelines. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2007 Feb;5(2):188-202. Pubmedid: 17335688.
  • Balducci L. Aging, frailty, and chemotherapy. Cancer Control. 2007 Jan;14(1):7-12. Pubmedid: 17242666.
  • Tam-McDevitt J, Balducci L, Hauser R, Gura D, Paraghamian A, Thomas H, Lichtman S. Has demand for clinical trial participants outpaced supply?. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007 Jan;99(1):86-87. Pubmedid: 17202120.
  • Balducci L. Molecular insight in cancer treatment and prevention. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2007;39(7-8):1329-1336. Pubmedid: 17531523.
  • Balducci L. Management of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia in the older cancer patient. Oncology (Williston Park). 2006 Dec;20(14 Suppl 9):26-31. Pubmedid: 17370926.
  • Balducci L. Management of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia in the older cancer patient. Oncology (Williston Park). 2006 Dec;20(14):26-31.
  • Smith T, Khatcheressian J, Lyman G, Ozer H, Armitage J, Balducci L, Bennett C, Cantor S, Crawford J, Cross S, Demetri G, Desch C, Pizzo P, Schiffer C, Schwartzberg L, Somerfield M, Somlo G, Wade J, Wade J, Winn R, Wozniak A, Wolff A. 2006 update of recommendations for the use of white blood cell growth factors: an evidence-based clinical practice guideline. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Jul;24(19):3187-3205. Pubmedid: 16682719.
  • Balducci L. Transfusion independence in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes: impact on outcomes and quality of life. Cancer. 2006 May;106(10):2087-2094. Pubmedid: 16607649.
  • Balducci L, Ershler W, Krantz S. Anemia in the elderly-Clinical findings and impact on health. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2006 May;58(2):156-165. Pubmedid: 16387511.
  • Balducci L. Management of cancer in the elderly. Oncology (Williston Park). 2006 Feb;20(2):135-143. Pubmedid: 16562648.
  • Balducci L. Prevention of cancer in the older person. Cancer J. 2005 Nov;11(6):442-448. Pubmedid: 16393478.
  • Balducci L. Squaring the circle: adjuvant chemotherapy for older women with breast cancer. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Oct;60(9):1135-1136. Pubmedid: 16183951.
  • Carreca I, Balducci L, Extermann M. Cancer in the older person. Cancer Treat Rev. 2005 Aug;31(5):380-402. Pubmedid: 15967582.
  • Balducci L, Ershler W. Cancer and ageing: a nexus at several levels. Nat Rev Cancer. 2005 Aug;5(8):655-662. Pubmedid: 16056261.
  • Balducci L. Supportive care of elderly patients with cancer. Support Cancer Ther. 2005 Jul;2(4):225-228. Pubmedid: 18628177.
  • Balducci L, Cohen H, Engstrom P, Ettinger D, Halter J, Gordon L, Kiel K, Kneier A, Lim D, Petersdorf S, Rosenthal R, Silliman R, Vose J, Walker M, Zachariah B. Senior adult oncology clinical practice guidelines in oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2005 Jul;3(4):572-590. Pubmedid: 16038647.
  • Mandelblatt JS, Schechter CB, Yabroff KR, Lawrence W, Dignam J, Extermann M, Fox S, Orosz G, Silliman R, Cullen J, Balducci L. Toward optimal screening strategies for older women. Costs, benefits, and harms of breast cancer screening by age, biology, and health status. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Jun;20(6):487-496. Pubmedid: 15987322. Pmcid: PMC1490138.
  • Gridelli C, Aapro M, Ardizzoni A, Balducci L, De Marinis F, Kelly K, LeChevalier T, Manegold C, Perrone F, Rosell R, Shepherd F, De Petris L, Di MaioM, Langer C. Treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer in the elderly: results of an international expert panel. J Clin Oncol. 2005 May;23(13):3125-3137. Pubmedid: 15860872.
  • Extermann M, Chen H, Booth-Jones M, Meyer J, Balducci L, Jacobsen P. Pilot testing of the computerized cognitive test Microcog in chemotherapy-treated older cancer patients. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2005 May;54(2):137-143. Pubmedid: 15843096.
  • Balducci L. Epidemiology of cancer and aging. J Oncol Manag. 2005 Apr;14(2):47-50. Pubmedid: 16018199.
  • Balducci L. Cancer chemotherapy in elderly cancer patients. J Oncol Manag. 2005 Apr;14(2):35-38. Pubmedid: 16018197.
  • Balducci L, Hardy C, Lyman G. Hemopoiesis and aging. Cancer Treat Res. 2005;124:109-134. Pubmedid: 15839193.
  • Beghe C, Balducci L. Biological basis of cancer in the older person. Cancer Treat Res. 2005;124:189-221. Pubmedid: 15839197.
  • Balducci L. Guidelines for the management of the older cancer patient. Cancer Treat Res. 2005;124:233-256. Pubmedid: 15839199.
  • Balducci L, Aapro M. Epidemiology of cancer and aging. Cancer Treat Res. 2005;124:1-15. Pubmedid: 15839188.
  • Donovan KA, Jacobsen PB, Andrykowski MA, Winters EM, Balducci L, Malik U, Kenady D, McGrath P. Course of fatigue in women receiving chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy for early stage breast cancer. J Pain Symptom Manag. 2004 Oct;28(4):373-380. Pubmedid: 15471655. Pmcid: PMC2398710.
  • Kumar N, Allen K, Riccardi D, Bercu B, Cantor A, Minton S, Balducci L, Jacobsen P. Fatigue, weight gain, lethargy and amenorrhea in breast cancer patients on chemotherapy: is subclinical hypothyroidism the culprit?. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2004 Jan;83(2):149-159. Pubmedid: 14997046.
  • Extermann M, Meyer J, McGinnis M, Crocker T, Corcoran M, Yoder J, Haley W, Chen H, Boulware D, Balducci L. A comprehensive geriatric intervention detects multiple problems in older breast cancer patients. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2004 Jan;49(1):69-75. Pubmedid: 14734156.
  • Biganzoli L, Aapro M, Balducci L, Crivellari D, Minisini A, Piccart M. Adjuvant therapy in elderly patients with breast cancer. Clin Breast Cancer. 2004;5(3):188-195. Pubmedid: 15335450.
  • Balducci L. Believing is seeing: a new parameter to study cancer prevention and cancer treatment in older individuals. Cancer. 2004;100(5):881-882. Pubmedid: 14983480.
  • Balducci L. Profile of Prof. Paul Calabresi. Oncologist. 2004;9(1):110-110. Pubmedid: 14755021.
  • Knight K, Wade S, Balducci L. Prevalence and outcomes of anemia in cancer: a systematic review of the literature. Am J Med. 2004;116:11S-26S. Pubmedid: 15050883.
  • Balducci L, Repetto L. Increased risk of myelotoxicity in elderly patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer. 2004;100(1):6-11. Pubmedid: 14692018.
  • Luciani A, Balducci L. Multiple primary malignancies. Semin Oncol. 2004;31(2):264-273. Pubmedid: 15112155.
  • Balducci L. Cost of cancer clinical trials in elderly patients. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2004;5(3):505-511. Pubmedid: 15013919.
  • Martoni A, Cucinotta D, Balducci L. Meeting report: Breast cancer in the older woman. Tumori. 2004;90(4):437-445. Pubmedid: 15510992.
  • Lyman G, Kuderer N, Agboola O, Balducci L. Evidence-based use of colony-stimulating factors in elderly cancer patients. Cancer Control. 2003;10(6):487-499. Pubmedid: 14652525.
  • Balducci L. Management of cancer pain in geriatric patients. J Support Oncol. 2003;1(3):175-191. Pubmedid: 15334874.
  • Balducci L. The elderly patient with cancer: new approaches for improved outcomes. J Support Oncol. 2003;1(4):3-4. Pubmedid: 15346993.
  • Balducci L. Myelosuppression and its consequences in elderly patients with cancer. Oncology (Williston Park). 2003;17:27-32. Pubmedid: 14682116.
  • Chen H, Cantor A, Meyer J, Corcoran M, Grendys E, Cavanaugh D, AntonekS, Camarata A, Haley W, Balducci L, Extermann M. Can older cancer patients tolerate chemotherapy? A prospective pilot study. Cancer. 2003;97(4):1107-1114. Pubmedid: 12569613.
  • Extermann M, Balducci L. Optimizing cancer care in the elderly: progress in geriatric oncology. Cancer Control. 2003;10(6):440-441. Pubmedid: 14652519.
  • Balducci L. Lung cancer in the elderly: so many patients, so little time. Ca Cancer J Clin. 2003;53:322-324. Pubmedid: 15224972.
  • Balducci L. Anemia, cancer, and aging. Cancer Control. 2003;10(6):478-486. Pubmedid: 14652524.
  • Respini D, Jacobsen P, Thors C, Tralongo P, Balducci L. The prevalence and correlates of fatigue in older cancer patients. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2003;47(3):273-279. Pubmedid: 12962901.
  • Balducci L. New paradigms for treating elderly patients with cancer: the comprehensive geriatric assessment and guidelines for supportive care. J Support Oncol. 2003;1(4):30-37. Pubmedid: 15346998.
  • Balducci L, Carreca I. Supportive care of the older cancer patient. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2003;48:S65-S70. Pubmedid: 14563523.
  • Balducci L. Geriatric oncology. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2003;46(3):211-220. Pubmedid: 12791420.
  • Balducci L. Epidemiology of anemia in the elderly: information on diagnostic evaluation. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003;51:2-9. Pubmedid: 12588565.
  • Repetto L, Carreca I, Maraninchi D, Aapro M, Calabresi P, Balducci L. Use of growth factors in the elderly patient with cancer: a report from the Second International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) 2001 meeting. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2003;45(2):123-128. Pubmedid: 12604125.
  • Repetto L, Balducci L. A case for geriatric oncology. Lancet Oncol. 2002 May;3(5):289-297. Pubmedid: 12067806.
  • Extermann M, Chen H, Cantor A, Corcoran M, Meyer J, Grendys E, CavanaughD, Antonek S, Camarata A, Haley W, Balducci L. Predictors of tolerance to chemotherapy in older cancer patients: a prospective pilot study. Eur J Cancer. 2002;38(11):1466-1473. Pubmedid: 12110492.
  • Balducci L, Beghe C. Prevention of cancer in the older person. Clin Geriatr Med. 2002;18(3):505-528. Pubmedid: 12424870.
  • Lyman G, Kuderer N, Balducci L. Cost-benefit analysis of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in the management of elderly cancer patients. Curr Opin Hematol. 2002;9(3):207-214. Pubmedid: 11953666.
  • Patterson S, Balducci L, Meyer R. The Book of Job: a 2,500-year-old current guide to the practice of oncology: the nexus of medicine and spirituality. J Cancer Educ. 2002;17(4):237-240. Pubmedid: 12556063.
  • Balducci L, Carreca I. The role of myelopoietic growth factors in managing cancer in the elderly. Drugs. 2002;62:47-63. Pubmedid: 12479594.
  • Patterson S, Balducci L, Pow-Sang J. Controversies surrounding androgen deprivation for prostate cancer. Cancer Control. 2002;9(4):315-325. Pubmedid: 12228757.
  • Balducci L. The clinical impact of cancer in the old-aged person. Tumori. 2002;88(1):S47-S48. Pubmedid: 11989923.
  • Balducci L, Lyman G. Patients aged > or = 70 are at high risk for neutropenic infection and should receive hemopoietic growth factors when treated with moderately toxic chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol. 2001;19(5):1583-1585. Pubmedid: 11230505.
  • Balducci L, Hardy C, Lyman G. Hematopoietic growth factors in the older cancer patient. Curr Opin Hematol. 2001;8(3):170-187. Pubmedid: 11303151.
  • Overcash J, Extermann M, Parr J, Perry J, Balducci L. Validity and reliability of the FACT-G scale for use in the older person with cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2001;24(6):591-596. Pubmedid: 11801761.
  • Balducci L. Cancer: an experiment education. Cancer Control. 2001;8(2):192-196. Pubmedid: 11326176.
  • Balducci L, Meyer R. Spirituality and medicine: a proposal. Cancer Control. 2001;8(4):368-376. Pubmedid: 11483891.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M. A practical approach to the older patient with cancer: a review. Curr Probl Cancer. 2001;25(1):6-76. Pubmedid: 11261937.
  • Balducci L. The geriatric cancer patient: equal benefit from equal treatment. Cancer Control. 2001;8(2):1-25. Pubmedid: 11326165.
  • Balducci L, Beghe C. Cancer and age in the USA. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2001;37(2):137-145. Pubmedid: 11166587.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M, Carreca I. Management of breast cancer in the older woman. Cancer Control. 2001;8(5):431-441. Pubmedid: 11579340.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M. Management of the frail person with advanced cancer. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2000;33(2):143-148. Pubmedid: 10737376.
  • Extermann M, Balducci L, Lyman G. What threshold for adjuvant therapy in older breast cancer patients?. J Clin Oncol. 2000;18(8):1709-1717. Pubmedid: 10764431.
  • Balducci L. Inspiration from a forum arranged by students. J Cancer Educ. 2000;15(4):245-245. Pubmedid: 11199245.
  • Balducci L, Corcoran M. Antineoplastic chemotherapy of the older cancer patient. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2000;14(1):193-212. Pubmedid: 10680078.
  • Balducci L, Stanta G. Cancer in the frail patient. A coming epidemic. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2000;14(1):235-50,xi. Pubmedid: 10680080.
  • Kimmick G, Balducci L. Breast cancer and aging. Clinical interactions. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2000;14(1):213-234. Pubmedid: 10680079.
  • Remick S, Sedransk N, Haase R, Craffey M, Subramanian N, Dowlati A, Nazeer T, Ramnes C, Blanchard C, Martrianni D, Balducci L, Horton J, Ruckdeschel J. Oral combination chemotherapy in the management of AIDS-related lymphoproliferative malignancies. Drugs. 2000;58(3):99-107. Pubmedid: 10711848.
  • Balducci L, Yates J. General guidelines for the management of older patients with cancer. Oncology (Williston Park). 2000;14(11A):221-227. Pubmedid: 11195414.
  • Balducci L. Evidence-based management of cancer in the elderly. Cancer Control. 2000;7(4):368-376. Pubmedid: 10895132.
  • Zachariah B, Balducci L. Radiation therapy of the older patient. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2000;14(1):131-167. Pubmedid: 10680076.
  • Balducci L, Beghe C. The application of the principles of geriatrics to the management of the older person with cancer. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2000;35(3):147-154. Pubmedid: 10960797.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M. Cancer and aging. An evolving panorama. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2000;14(1):1-16. Pubmedid: 10680068.
  • Balducci L, Hardy C, Lyman G. Hemopoietic reserve in the older cancer patient: clinical and economic considerations. Cancer Control. 2000;7(6):539-547. Pubmedid: 11088062.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M. Management of cancer in the older person: a practical approach. Oncologist. 2000;5(3):224-237. Pubmedid: 10884501.
  • Balducci L. Geriatric oncology: challenges for the new century. Eur J Cancer. 2000;36(14):1741-1754. Pubmedid: 10974621.
  • Broeckel J, Jacobsen P, Balducci L, Horton J, Lyman G. Quality of life after adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2000;62(2):141-150. Pubmedid: 11016752.
  • Balducci L. Cancer in the elderly: tailoring treatment. Hosp Pract (Off Ed). 2000;35(3):73-80. Pubmedid: 10737241.
  • Mandelblatt J, Orosz G, Yabroff K, Extermann M, Lawrence W, Yi B, Satariano W, Bloom H, Fox S, Silliman R, Fahs M, Schecther C, Muenning P, Balducci L. Screening mammography in elderly women. Research on Breast Cancer in Older Women Consortium. Jama. 2000;283(24):3202-3203. Pubmedid: 10866863.
  • Jacobsen PB, Hann DM, Azzarello LM, Horton J, Balducci L, Lyman GH. Fatigue in women receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer: characteristics, course, and correlates. J Pain Symptom Manage. 1999 Oct;18(4):233-242. Pubmedid: 10534963.
  • Balducci L, Hardy C. Aging, stress and anemia. Matur Med Canada. 1999;82-85. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Balducci L, Beghe C. Pharmacology of chemotherapy in the older cancer patient. Cancer Control. 1999;6(5):466-470. Pubmedid: 10758578.
  • Lyman G, Balducci L. Update on the economic analyses of the use of the colony-stimulating factors. Curr Opin Hematol. 1999;6(3):145-151. Pubmedid: 10226734.
  • Balducci L. Mangement of cancer in the older person. Clin Geriatr Med. 1999;7(5):89-97. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M. Cancer in the elderly. Clin Geriatr Med. 1999;6(13):51-58. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Lyman G, Kuderer N, Balducci L. Cancer care in the elderly: cost and quality of life considerations. Cancer Control. 1998;5:347-354. Pubmedid: 10761085.
  • Extermann M, Overcash J, Lyman G, Parr J, Balducci L. Comorbidity and functional status are independent in older cancer patients. J Clin Oncol. 1998;16(4):1582-1587. Pubmedid: 9552069.
  • Balducci L, Hardy C. Anemia of aging: a model of erythropoiesis in cancer patients. Cancer Control. 1998;5(2):17-21. Pubmedid: 10762462.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M. Difficulties in treating older patients with cancer. Oncology Pract. 1998;15-18. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Broeckel J, Jacobsen P, Horton J, Balducci L, Lyman G. Characteristics and correlates of fatigue after adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 1998;16(5):1689-1696. Pubmedid: 9586880.
  • Lyman G, Kuderer N, Greene J, Balducci L. The economics of febrile neutropenia: implications for the use of colony-stimulating factors. Eur J Cancer. 1998;34(12):1857-1864. Pubmedid: 10023306.
  • Balducci L, Phillips D. Breast cancer in older women Am Fam Physician. Am Fam Phys. 1998;58(5):1163-1172. Pubmedid: 9787281.
  • Lyman G, Kuderer N, Balducci L. Economic impact of granulopoiesis stimulating agents on the management of febrile neutropenia. Curr Opin Oncol. 1998;10:291-298. Pubmedid: 9702395.
  • Benson K, Agosti S, Lyman G, Pow-Sang J, Saba H, Balducci L. Estimated blood loss in group O as compared to non-group O radical prostatectomy. Hematology. 1998;3:257-261. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Lyman G, Lyman S, Kuderer N, Balducci L, Reintgen D, Cox C. Menopausal status and breast cancer survival following recurrence. Matur Med Canada. 1998;1:29-31.
  • Reintgen D, Joseph E, Lyman G, Yeatman T, Balducci L, Ku N, Berman C, Shons A, Wells K, Horton J, Greenberg H, Nicosia S, Clark R, Shivers S, Li W, Wang X, Cantor A, Cox C. The role of selective lymphadenectomy in breast cancer. Cancer Control. 1997;4(3):211-219. Pubmedid: 10763020.
  • Wells N, Balducci L. Geriatric Oncology Medical and Psychosocial Perspectives. Cancer Practice. 1997;5(2):87-91. Pubmedid: 9110644.
  • Lyman G, Kuderer N, Lyman S, Debus M, Minton S, Balducci L, Horton J, Reintgen D, Cox C. Menopausal status and the impact of early recurrence on breast cancer survival. Cancer Control. 1997;4(4):335-341. Pubmedid: 10763039.
  • Zachariah B, Balducci L, Venkattaramanabalaji G, Casey L, Greenberg H, DelRegato J. Radiotherpay for cancer patients aged 80 and older: a study of effectiveness and side effects. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1997;39(5):1125-1129. Pubmedid: 9392554.
  • Benson K, Lyman G, Agosti S, Balducci L, Pow-Sang J, Saba H. 1997;127a.
  • Kimmick G, Fleming R, Muss H, Balducci L. Cancer chemotherapy in older adults: a tolerability perspective. Drugs Aging. 1997;10(1):34-49. Pubmedid: 9111706.
  • Balducci L, Trotti, III A. Organ preservation: an effective and safe form of cancer treatment. Clin Geriatr Med. 1997;13(1):185-201. Pubmedid: 8995107.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M. Advances in cancer therapy for the older patient. Intern Med. 1997;18:79-92. Pubmedid: noPIMID.
  • Patterson S, Benson K, Balducci L, Extermann M, Lyman G. 1997;137b.
  • Balducci L, Lyman G. Cancer in the elderly: epidemiologic and clinical implications. Clin Geriatr Med. 1997;13:1-14. Pubmedid: 8995097.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M. Cancer chemotherapy in the older person: what the medical oncologists needs to know. Cancer. 1997;80:1317-1322. Pubmedid: 9317185.
  • Balducci L. Issues in the management of haematologic malignancies. From the 26th Congress of the International Society of Haematology (ISH), Signapore, 25-29 August 1996. Oncology Forum. 1997;1(1):12-12. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Lyman G, Kuderer N, Lyman S, Debus M, Minton S, Balducci L, Horton J, Reintgen D, Cox C. 1997;181a.
  • Balducci L. Highlights of the third international conference in geriatric oncology held in Tampa, Florida, 13-15 November, 1996. Eur J Cancer. 1997;33(6):836-837. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M, Fentiman I, Monfardini S, Perrone F. Should adjuvant chemotherapy be used to treat breast cancer in elderly patients (> or = 70 years of age)?. Eur J Cancer. 1997;33:1720-1724. Pubmedid: 9470824.
  • Lyman G, Lyman S, Balducci L, Kuderer N, Reintgen D, Harris J, Cox C, Baekey P, Greenberg H, Horton J. Age and the risk of recurrence in women with breast cancer. Cancer Control. 1996;3:421-427. Pubmedid: 10764500.
  • Benson K, Balducci L, Milo K, Heckel L, Lyman G. Patient's attitudes regarding out-of-hospital blood transfusion. Transfusion. 1996;36:140-143. Pubmedid: 8614964.
  • Lyman G, Kuderer N, Balducci L, Horton J. Thresholds for the use of recombinant human colony-stimulating factors (CSFs) based on revised cost estimates incorporating indirect medical, non-medical and intangible cost considerations. Blood. 1996;88:346a-346a.
  • Balducci L, Lyman G, Fabri P. Management of cancer in the aged. Compr Ther. 1996;22(2):88-93. Pubmedid: 8689868.
  • Albertini J, Lyman G, Cox C, Yeatman T, Balducci L, Ku N, Shivers S, Berman C, Wells K, Rapaport D, Shons A, Horton J, Greenberg H, Nicosia S, Clark R, Cantor A, Reintgen D. Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy in the patient with breast cancer. Jama. 1996;276(22):1818-1822. Pubmedid: 8946902.
  • Lyman G, Kuderer N, Balducci L. The decision to use colony stimulating factors in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy: quality of life adjustment. Proc Am Soc Clin Oncol. 1996;15:535-535.
  • Extermann M, Balducci L, Lyman G. Optimal duration of adjuvant tamoxifen treatment in elderly breast cancer patients: influence of age, cormorbidites, and various effectiveness hypothesis on life-expectancy. Breast Dis. 1996;9:327-339.
  • Robinson B, Balducci L. Breast lump in an 85-year-old woman with dementia: a decision analysis. Am Geriatr Soc. 1995;155:171-175. Pubmedid: 7884120.
  • Lyman G, Balducci L. A cost analysis of hematopoietic colony-stimulating factors. Oncology. 1995;9:85-91. Pubmedid: 8608061.
  • Zachariah B, Casey L, Balducci L. Radiotherapy of the oldest old cancer patients: a study of effectiveness and toxicity. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1995;43:793-795. Pubmedid: 7602034.
  • Casey L, Zachariah B, Balducci L. Radiotherapy of the oldest old cancer patients: a study of effectiveness and toxicity. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1995;43:1-3. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Zachariah B, Zachariah S, Varghese R, Balducci L. Review: carcinomatous meningitis: clinical manifestations and management. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Toxicol. 1995;33(1):7-12. Pubmedid: 7711996.
  • Lyman GH, Balducci L. The effect of changing disease risk on clinical reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 1994 Sep;9(9):488-495. Pubmedid: 7996291.
  • Balducci L, Lyman G, Schapira D. Trends in prevention and treatment of breast cancer in the older woman. Facts Res Gerontol. 1994;179-192.
  • Balducci L. Cancer and age: issues and perspectives. Facts Res Gerontol. 1994;173-178.
  • Balducci L, Cox C, Greenberg H, Lyman G, Miguel R, Karl R, Fabri P. Management of cancer in the older aged person. Cancer Control. 1994;1(2):132-137.
  • Balducci L, Lyman G. Cost-effectiveness of hematopoietic growth factors in cancer management. Adv Oncol. 1994;10(1):11-11.
  • Balducci L, Greenberg H. Breast cancer in the older woman: therapeutic controversies. Cancer Control. 1994;1(4):350-355.
  • Wyckoff J, Greenberg H, Sanderson R, Wallach P, Balducci L. Breast irradiation in the older woman: a toxicity study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1994;42:150-152.
  • Balducci L. Do we need geriatric oncology?. Cancer Control. 1994;1(2):91-93.
  • Balducci L. Perspectives on quality of life of older persons with cancer. Drugs Aging. 1994;4(4):313-324.
  • Saba H, Nawab U, Nadeem S, Cosgrove D, Moscinski L, Spiers A, Balducci L, Lyman G, Zuckerman K. 1994;624a.
  • Balducci L, Barry P. A practical approach to the screening of asymptomatic older persons with cancer. Cancer Control. 1994;1(2):126-131.
  • Lyman G, Balducci L. The effect of changing disease risk on clinical reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 1994;09:488-495.
  • Beghe C, Balducci L, Cohen H. Secondary prevention of breast cancer in the older woman: issues related to screening. Cancer Control. 1994;1(4):320-326.
  • Lyman G, Lyman C, Sanderson R, Balducci L. Decision analysis of hematopoietic growth factor use in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1993;85(6):488-493.
  • Ballester O, Moscinski L, Spiers A, Balducci L. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the older person: a review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1993;41:1245-1254.
  • Iacobini M, Torre A, Palumbo G, DelPrincipe D, Digilio G, Balducci L. Study of chronic granulomatous disease by a nitroblue tetrazolium densitometric kinetic test: a new research method. Clin Chim Acta. 1993;221:197-202.
  • Balducci L, Benson K, Lyman G, Sanderson R, Fields K, Ballester O, Elfenbein G. Cost-effectiveness of leukocyte depletion filters in adult acute myelogenous leukemia. Transfusion. 1993;33(8):665-670.
  • Silliman R, Balducci L, Goodwin J, Holmes F, Leventhal E. Breast cancer care in old age: what we know, don't know, and do. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1993;85(3):190-199.
  • Lyman G, Balducci L. Overestimation of test effects in clinical judgment. J Cancer Educ. 1993;8(4):297-308.
  • Virgilio J, Moscinski L, Ballester O, Corrado C, Guida C, Balducci L, Saba H. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in elderly patients. Hematol Oncol. 1993;11(3):121-126.
  • Tantranond P, Karam F, Wang T, Parker M, Hescock H, Cherryholmes D, Balducci L. Management of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in an elderly man. Report of a case and review of the literature. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1992;40:510-512.
  • Shank W, Balducci L. Hemopoietic growth factors and aging: review. Hematol Rev. 1992;5:229-236.
  • Saba H, Ballester O, Balducci L. Hemopoietic growth factors in myelodysplasia. Hematol Rev. 1992;5:207-221.
  • Shank W, Balducci L. Recombinant hemopoietic growth factors: comparative hemopoietic response in younger vs older aged subjects. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1992;40:151-154.
  • Balducci L, Mowrey K. Pharmacology and organ toxicity of cancer chemotherapy in older patients. Oncology. 1992;6:62-68.
  • Ballester O, Moscinski L, Morris D, Balducci L. Acute myelogenous leukemia in the elderly. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1992;40:277-284.
  • Heal A, Tyson I, Greenberg H, Balducci L, Ketch R, Tenorio L, Berman C, Silbiger M. Evaluation of multiple infusions (IP) of 131-I-HMFG1 MoAb in ovarian and colorectal carcinoma patients and a nude mouse xenograft with and without IV use of unlabeled MoAb. Antibody Immunoconjugates Radiopharm. 1992;5:86-86.
  • Zachariah S, Zachariah B, Wang T, Balducci L. Primary brain tumors in the older patient: an annotated review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1992;40:1265-1271.
  • Ballester O, Wang T, Saba H, Morelli G, Tantranond O, Balducci L. Classic hemophilia in elderly patients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1992;40(8):824-826.
  • Balducci L, Cox C, Greenberg H, Lyman G, Miguel R, Karl R, Fabri P. Management of cancer in the older person. In: Balducci L, Lyman G, Erschler W, et al, eds. Comprehensive Geriatric Oncology. 2 ed. London. Harwood Academic Publishers; 1998;363-368.
  • Extermann M, Balducci L. Practical proposals for clinical protocols in elderly patients with cancer. In: Balducci L, Lyman G, Ershler W, et al, eds. Comprehensive Geriatric Oncology. Amsterdam. Harwood Academic Publishers; 1998;263-269.
  • Fabri P, Balducci L, Lyman G, Ershler B. Advances in Geriatic Surgery. In: Advances in Geriatric Surgery. London. Harwood Academic Publishers; 1999.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M. Cancer, carcinogenesis and aging. In: Rosenthal R, Zenilman M, Katlic M, et al, eds. Principles and practice of geriatric surgery. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co Verlag; 2000;38-45.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M. The cost of cancer prevention and treatment in the older person. In: The older cancer patient. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company Inc; 2003;284-296.
  • Balducci L, Pow-Sang J, Friedland J, Diaz J. Cancer in the elderly part II: prostate cancer. In: Balducci L, ed. Clinics in geriatric medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 1997;283-306.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M. Issues in the care of the older cancer patient: delayed diagnosis, inadequate treatment, and information gaps. In: The older cancer patient. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company Inc; 2003;24-44.
  • Balducci L, Extermann M. Cancer and age. In: Haskell C, ed. Cancer treatment. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders; 2000;435-451.
  • Balducci L, Silliman R, Baekey P. Breast cancer: a geriatric perspective-part I. In: Balducci L, Lyman G, Ershler, et al, eds. Comprehensive geriatric oncology. London. Harwood Academic Publishers; 1998;629-660.
  • Balducci L, Cox C, Greenberg H, Lyman G, Miguel R, Karl R, Fabri P. Management of cancer in the older person. In: Complete geriatric oncology. London. Harwood Academic Publishers; 1999;363-368.
  • Cova D, Beretta G, Balducci L. Cancer chemotherapy in the older patient. In: Balducci L, Lyman G, Ershler W, et al, eds. Comprehensive geriatric oncology. Amsterdam. Harwood Academic Publishers; 1998;429-442.
  • Haley W, Burton A, LaMonde L, Schonwetter M, Balducci L, Lymann G, Ershler W. Family caregiving for older cancer patients. In: Comprehensive Geriatric Oncology. 2 ed. London. Harwood Academic Publishers; 2003. In Press.
  • Silliman R, Balducci L. Breast cancer: a geriatric perspective-part II. In: Balducci L, Lyman G, Ershler W, et al, eds. Comprehensive geriatric oncology. Amsterdam. Harwood Academic Publishers; 1998;661-671.
  • Balducci L, Lyman G, Erschler W. Management of cancer in the older person. In: Balducci L, Lyman G, Erschler W, et al, eds. Comprehensive Geriatric Oncology. London. Harwood Academic Publishers; 1998;363-368.
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