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Cancer and the Elderly (Frontiers of Radiation Therapy and Oncology) by Jerome M. Vaeth

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Published by S. Karger AG (Switzerland) .
Written in English


  • Geriatric medicine,
  • Oncology,
  • Cancer,
  • Geriatrics,
  • Medical / Nursing

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Edition Notes

ContributionsJ. Meyer (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12929679M
ISBN 103805541457
ISBN 109783805541459

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