Lodovico Balducci

Summary

Affiliation: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Studying cancer treatment in the elderly patient population
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Cancer Control 21:215-20. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Polypharmacy and the management of the older cancer patient
    L Balducci
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Ann Oncol 24:vii36-40. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Frailty: a common pathway in aging and cancer
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Interdiscip Top Gerontol 38:61-72. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Rehabilitation of older cancer patients
    Lodovico Balducci
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    Acta Oncol 52:233-8. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Medicine and spirituality: a personal adventure
    Lodovico Balducci
    Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL, USA For correspondence
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 11:79-80. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Beyond quality of life: the meaning of death and suffering in palliative care
    Lodovico Balducci
    Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL, USA
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 11:41-4. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint ESH-SIOG International Conference on Haematological Malignancies in the Elderly
    Lodovico Balducci
    Division of Geriatric Oncology, Senior Adult Oncology Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    Expert Rev Hematol 3:675-7. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Bone complications of cancer treatment in the elderly
    Lodovico Balducci
    University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 24:741-7. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Supportive care in elderly cancer patients
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Curr Opin Oncol 21:310-7. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Pharmacology of antineoplastic medications in older cancer patients
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 23:78-85. 2009

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. ncbi request reprint Studying cancer treatment in the elderly patient population
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Cancer Control 21:215-20. 2014
    ..The goal of this review was to establish which factors hinder the participation of older individuals to clinical trials and to examine possible solutions...
  2. doi request reprint Polypharmacy and the management of the older cancer patient
    L Balducci
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Ann Oncol 24:vii36-40. 2013
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  3. doi request reprint Frailty: a common pathway in aging and cancer
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Interdiscip Top Gerontol 38:61-72. 2013
    ..Studies are needed to establish whether the construct of frailty proposed by Fried et al. may be predictive of decreased cancer-independent survival and of decreased treatment tolerance in older cancer patients...
  4. doi request reprint Rehabilitation of older cancer patients
    Lodovico Balducci
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    Acta Oncol 52:233-8. 2013
    ..Cancer is a disease of aging. With the aging of the population and the improved survival of cancer patients, rehabilitation of older cancer survival is an increasingly common problem...
  5. ncbi request reprint Medicine and spirituality: a personal adventure
    Lodovico Balducci
    Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL, USA For correspondence
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 11:79-80. 2010
    ..Like Chesterton describes in his book 'Orthodoxy' the discovery of the spiritual dimension in medicine was a long pigrimage home, toward myself, to learn how to love and dignify myself...
  6. ncbi request reprint Beyond quality of life: the meaning of death and suffering in palliative care
    Lodovico Balducci
    Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL, USA
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 11:41-4. 2010
    ..Qualitative research in its various forms, including open ended questions, content analysis and mainly personal narrative are the most promising forms of research to comprehend spiritual and existential pain...
  7. ncbi request reprint ESH-SIOG International Conference on Haematological Malignancies in the Elderly
    Lodovico Balducci
    Division of Geriatric Oncology, Senior Adult Oncology Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    Expert Rev Hematol 3:675-7. 2010
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  8. ncbi request reprint Bone complications of cancer treatment in the elderly
    Lodovico Balducci
    University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 24:741-7. 2010
    ..This may include calcium and vitamin D supplementation for mild forms of osteopenia, and bisphosphonate therapy or denosumab (Prolia) for more advanced osteopenia and osteoporosis...
  9. doi request reprint Supportive care in elderly cancer patients
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Curr Opin Oncol 21:310-7. 2009
    ..To establish the supportive needs of older cancer patients receiving antineoplastic treatment. This topic is very timely because cancer is a disease of the elderly and the size of the older population is increasing throughout the world...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pharmacology of antineoplastic medications in older cancer patients
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 23:78-85. 2009
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  11. doi request reprint Treating elderly patients with hormone sensitive breast cancer: what do the data show?
    L Balducci
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Senior Adult Oncology Program, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Cancer Treat Rev 35:47-56. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Assessment and treatment of elderly patients with cancer
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, MCC SA Program, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Surg Oncol 19:117-23. 2010
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  13. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive geriatric intervention detects multiple problems in older breast cancer patients
    Martine Extermann
    Senior Adult Oncology, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 49:69-75. 2004
    ..Success rate in addressing problems was 87%. Mean Functional Assessment of Cancer Treatment-Breast (FACT-B) scores improved from 110.5 (S.D. 16.7) to 116.3 (S.D. 16.5) (t=0.025). Function and independence were maintained...
  14. doi request reprint Cancer and age: general considerations
    Sarah Hoffe
    Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 28:1-18. 2012
    ..It may also be essential in caring for a host of older cancer survivors. In France, this cooperation is already a reality that finds its expression in a network of units of oncogeriatrics distributed throughout the country...
  15. ncbi request reprint Management of cancer in the elderly
    Lodovico Balducci
    Division of Geriatric Oncology, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida College of Medicine and H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 20:135-43; discussion 144, 146, 151-2. 2006
    ..Age is not a contraindication to cancer treatment: With appropriate caution, older individuals may benefit from cytotoxic chemotherapy to the same extent as the youngest patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cancer chemotherapy in elderly cancer patients
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Oncol Manag 14:35-8. 2005
    ..This approach is outlined in the National Cancer Center Network guidelines for the management of cancer in the older person...
  17. ncbi request reprint Pilot testing of the computerized cognitive test Microcog in chemotherapy-treated older cancer patients
    Martine Extermann
    Senior Adult Oncology, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 54:137-43. 2005
    ..Computerized cognitive tests are available and could simplify cooperative group studies on the matter, but have not been applied to older cancer patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for the management of the older cancer patient
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Cancer Treat Res 124:233-56. 2005
  19. ncbi request reprint Management of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia in the older cancer patient
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 20:26-31. 2006
    ..In this article we explore the management of neutropenia and neutropenic infections in older cancer patients, as well as review the causes and the risk of this complication...
  20. ncbi request reprint Hemopoiesis and aging
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Cancer Treat Res 124:109-34. 2005
  21. pmc Individual differences in well-being in older breast cancer survivors
    Elizabeth A Perkins
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, MHC 1308, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 62:74-83. 2007
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  22. ncbi request reprint Senior adult oncology clinical practice guidelines in oncology
    Lodovico Balducci
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 3:572-90. 2005
  23. pmc Course of fatigue in women receiving chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy for early stage breast cancer
    Kristine A Donovan
    Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:373-80. 2004
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  24. ncbi request reprint Biological basis of cancer in the older person
    Claudia Beghe
    University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Cancer Treat Res 124:189-221. 2005
  25. doi request reprint Predicting the risk of chemotherapy toxicity in older patients: the Chemotherapy Risk Assessment Scale for High-Age Patients (CRASH) score
    Martine Extermann
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Cancer 118:3377-86. 2012
    ..Tools are lacking to assess the individual risk of severe toxicity from chemotherapy. Such tools would be especially useful for older patients, who vary considerably in terms of health status and functional reserve...
  26. doi request reprint Elderly cancer patients receiving chemotherapy benefit from first-cycle pegfilgrastim
    Lodovico Balducci
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Oncologist 12:1416-24. 2007
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  27. ncbi request reprint Cancer-related anemia: special considerations in the elderly
    Lodovico Balducci
    Division of Geriatric Oncology, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida 33612 9416, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 21:81-6, 90; discussion 90, 100,104. 2007
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  28. ncbi request reprint Aging, frailty, and chemotherapy
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Cancer Control 14:7-12. 2007
    ..In many cases, elderly individuals have not been offered life-saving interventions due to the assumption that these treatments would be too toxic to tolerate...
  29. ncbi request reprint Transfusion independence in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes: impact on outcomes and quality of life
    Lodovico Balducci
    Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, Geriatric Section, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33612 9497, USA
    Cancer 106:2087-94. 2006
    ..Newer treatments have the potential to improve the care of patients with MDS by alleviating the clinical, economic, and quality-of-life consequences of long-term RBC transfusion dependence...
  30. ncbi request reprint Supportive care of the older cancer patient
    Lodovico Balducci
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 48:S65-70. 2003
    ..When toxicity is properly prevented, cytotoxic chemotherapy may be as effective in older individuals as it is in the younger ones...
  31. ncbi request reprint Myelosuppression and its consequences in elderly patients with cancer
    Lodovico Balducci
    Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 17:27-32. 2003
    ..Such prophylaxis should be routinely considered in elderly patients with cancer treated with myelosuppressive chemotherapy...
  32. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of myelotoxicity in elderly patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Cancer 100:6-11. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint Fatigue, weight gain, lethargy and amenorrhea in breast cancer patients on chemotherapy: is subclinical hypothyroidism the culprit?
    Nagi Kumar
    Department of Cancer Control, University of South Florida, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33612 9497, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 83:149-59. 2004
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  34. ncbi request reprint Management of cancer pain in geriatric patients
    Lodovico Balducci
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Support Oncol 1:175-91. 2003
    ..In the conclusion, the American Geriatrics Society's guidelines for the management of pain in older individuals will be examined and a research agenda outlined...
  35. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and correlates of fatigue in older cancer patients
    Daniela Respini
    Psychosocial and Palliative Care Program, and Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 47:273-9. 2003
    ..to assess the prevalence and correlates of fatigue in cancer patients aged 60 and older during outpatient treatment with chemotherapy or pamidronate...
  36. ncbi request reprint Prevention of cancer in the older person
    Lodovico Balducci
    Interdisciplinary Oncology Program, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Cancer J 11:442-8. 2005
    ..The value of screening asymptomatic individuals for lung and ovarian cancer is explored in ongoing clinical trials...
  37. ncbi request reprint Can older cancer patients tolerate chemotherapy? A prospective pilot study
    Hongbin Chen
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Cancer 97:1107-14. 2003
    ..This prospective pilot study evaluated the changes in functional, mental, nutritional, and comorbid status, as well as the quality of life (QOL), in geriatric oncology patients receiving chemotherapy...
  38. ncbi request reprint An overlooked problem: anemia in the elderly patient with cancer
    Lodovico Balducci
    Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, USA
    J Support Oncol 5:115-6. 2007
  39. ncbi request reprint Cancer and ageing: a nexus at several levels
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Nat Rev Cancer 5:655-62. 2005
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  40. ncbi request reprint The role of myelopoietic growth factors in managing cancer in the elderly
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Drugs 62:47-63. 2002
    ..Such information will lead to better management of cancer in older patients...
  41. ncbi request reprint Geriatric oncology
    Lodovico Balducci
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 46:211-20. 2003
    ..Treatment of cancer with chemotherapy may be associated with increased risk of complications, especially mucositis and neutropenia. The latter may be ameliorated by prophylactic use of growth factors and correction of anemia...
  42. ncbi request reprint Anemia, cancer, and aging
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Cancer Control 10:478-86. 2003
    ..Anemia is an issue of concern in the management of older patients with cancer. In this age group, the incidence and prevalence of both cancer and anemia increase with age...
  43. ncbi request reprint New paradigms for treating elderly patients with cancer: the comprehensive geriatric assessment and guidelines for supportive care
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33612 9416, USA
    J Support Oncol 1:30-7. 2003
    ..The development of effective strategies for the management of toxicity caused by anticancer drugs may help the elderly, as much as younger patients, expect and look forward to a positive outcome with their treatment...
  44. ncbi request reprint Molecular insight in cancer treatment and prevention
    Lodovico Balducci
    Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Int J Biochem Cell Biol 39:1329-36. 2007
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  45. ncbi request reprint [Medical and social involvements of the cancer in the elderly]
    Lodovico Balducci
    d oncologie à l Université de Floride, College of Medicine, en charge du programme d oncogériatrie au H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612, Etats Unis
    Med Sci (Paris) 23:35-7. 2007
    ..The conclusion targets the importance of the functional age of the patients and the presence of natural helping, on which the authorities should rule. double dagger...
  46. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of cancer and aging
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Cancer Treat Res 124:1-15. 2005
  47. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of cancer and aging
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Oncol Manag 14:47-50. 2005
    ..On the basis of these findings, preventative and therapeutic strategies for the elderly may be formulated...
  48. ncbi request reprint The elderly patient with cancer: new approaches for improved outcomes
    Lodovico Balducci
    Senior Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33612 9416, USA
    J Support Oncol 1:3-4. 2003
  49. ncbi request reprint Prevention of cancer in the older person
    Lodovico Balducci
    Interdisciplinary Oncology Program, University of South Florida College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Adult Oncology Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 18:505-28. 2002
    ..No definite recommendation may be issued at present related to screening for prostate, lung, and cervical cancer. Ongoing clinical trials may answer some of these questions...
  50. pmc Potential drug interactions and chemotoxicity in older patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy
    Mihaela A Popa
    BioVest International, Inc, Tampa, FL, United States
    J Geriatr Oncol 5:307-14. 2014
    ..No previous studies examined potential drug interactions (PDIs) from polypharmacy and their association with chemotherapy tolerance in older patients with cancer...
  51. ncbi request reprint Treatment tolerance and efficacy in geriatric oncology: a systematic review of phase III randomized trials conducted by five National Cancer Institute-sponsored cooperative groups
    Ambuj Kumar
    H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:1272-6. 2007
    ..A systematic review to assess the accurate participation of elderly patients in RCTs has not been performed...
  52. pmc Cancer cachexia: traditional therapies and novel molecular mechanism-based approaches to treatment
    Nagi B Kumar
    Department of Population Sciences, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Curr Treat Options Oncol 11:107-17. 2010
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Research Grants1

  1. Support of the Caregiver of the Older Cancer Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy
    Lodovico Balducci; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This study provides an opportunity to address problems associatedwith intense short-term caregiving in this expanding population. ..