The editors and authors are grateful to all their patients who have inspired them to prepare this book and to work together to improve their care. The editors warmly acknowledge the support they have received in preparing this book. Nicole Goldman coordinated and oversaw the book's preparation and organization.
We are especially grateful to Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support for their sponsorship of the book and the workshop that preceded it, without which the whole project would not have been possible.
The editors, authors and the publisher are most grateful to Professor Johnathan Joffe, chairman of the Association of Cancer Physicians (ACP), and the ACP Executive for their support and advice during the development of this book. They would also like to thank the British Geriatrics Society Executive for their support, including the new formation of a Special Interest Group in Geriatric Oncology.
We are very grateful to Beverley Martin at Clinical Publishing for her expert work, support, goodwill and interest in our purpose in preparing the book.
Dr Ring would like to acknowledge the support of the Royal Marsden National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre for Cancer. Dr Harari and Dr Kalsi would like to acknowledge the support of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and King's College London Division of Health and Social Care Research. Dr Mansi would like to acknowledge the support of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and the Biomedical Research Centre, King's College London. Professor Selby would like to acknowledge the support of the University of Leeds, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the National Institute for Health Research and the European Research Council.