World Cancer Report 2014

World Cancer Report 2014

Electronic book text International Agency for Research on Cancer

By (author) B. W. Stewart, By (author) C. P. Wild, By (author) International Agency for Research on Cancer

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  • Publisher: Iarc
  • Format: Electronic book text | 630 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 264mm x 36mm | 1,678g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN 10: 9283204298
  • ISBN 13: 9789283204299
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: 2014 ed.
  • Illustrations note: colour illustration, figures and maps
  • Sales rank: 897,149

Product description

This book from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, provides a unique global view of cancer, including cancer patterns, causes, and prevention. The "World Cancer Report" series is recognized as an authoritative source of global perspective and information on cancer. The first volume appeared in 2003 and the second in 2008. This third volume in the series encompasses both established knowledge and recent research achievement. "World Cancer Report" provides a professional, multidisciplinary assessment of all aspects of the geographical distribution, biology, etiology, prevention, and control of cancer, predicated on research. The concise nature of the text and the high graphic content (hundreds of color maps, diagrams, and photographs) make the publication accessible to a broad readership. "World Cancer Report" is designed to provide non-specialist health professionals and policy-makers with a balanced understanding of cancer control and to provide established cancer professionals with insights about recent development.The book includes chapters in which distinguished scientists from around the world provide a broad overview of established knowledge and then emphasize research activity and progress. In addition, text boxes distributed throughout the book provide short, in-depth discussions of selected questions or topics. A new feature of this volume is the inclusion of Perspectives considering the future development of different aspects of cancer research, written by those whose record of outstanding achievement qualifies them as individuals having unique vision.It includes more than 60 chapters with contributions from more than 150 distinguished scientists from around the world, with information on: * Cancer worldwide* Cancer etiology* Cancer biology* Cancer prevention* Cancer by organ site* Cancer control"