Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

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This much anticipated third edition provides a comprehensive presentation of the global burden and patterns of cancer occurrence, along with new developments in our understanding of cancer causation and prevention. Special attention is given to epidemiologic approaches that incorporate molecular biomarkers based on genomic and other emerging technologies, providing new insights into the role of genetic predisposition and gene-environment interactions in cancer induction. In addition, new chapters are included on social class disparities in cancer incidence and mortality, the role of obesity and physical inactivity in cancer etiology, the potential effects of electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation, and the field of chemoprevention. The textbook is organized into five sections: Basic Concepts; The Magnitude of Cancer; The Causes of Cancer; Cancer By Tissue of Origin; and Cancer Prevention and Control. In this new edition, Drs. David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr. have enlisted three distinguished Associate Editors: Drs. Jonathan Samet of Johns Hopkins University, Graham Colditz of Harvard University, and Alice Whittemore of Stanford more

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  • Hardback | 1542 pages
  • 222 x 282 x 76mm | 3,678.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • numerous black and white photographs, line figures and tables
  • 0195053540
  • 9780195053548

Table of contents

1. Causation and Causal Inference; 2. Experimental Studies in the Assessment of the Human Risk; 3. Morphologic Classification of Human Cancer; 4. Morphology and Natural History of Precursors of Invasive Cancer; 5. Stages in Neoplastic Development; 6. Molecular and Genetic Events in Neoplastic Tranformation; 7. Molecular Epidemiology in Cancer Prevention; 8. Quantitative Risk Assessment; 9. Mathematical Models in Cancer Epidemiology; SECTION TWO: THE MAGNITUDE OF CANCER; 10. International Patterns of Cancer; 11-I Cancer Incidence, Mortality and Patient Survival in the United States; 11-II Cancer Incidence, Survival, and Mortality among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups in the United States; 12. Migrant Studies; 13. Economic Impact of Cancer in the United States; SECTION THREE: THE CAUSES OF CANCER; 14. Tobacco; 15. Alcohol; 16. Ionizing Radiation; 17. Solar Radiation; 18. Occupation; 19. Air Pollution; 20. Water Pollution; 21. Diet; 22. Exogenous Hormones; 23. Pharmaceutical other than Hormones; 24. Viruses; 25. Immunologic Factors Including AIDS; 26. Familial Aggregation; 27. Inherited Susceptibility; SECTION FOUR: CANCER BY TISSUE OF ORIGIN; 28. Cancers of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses; 29. Nasopharyngeal Cancer; 30. Laryngeal Cancer; 31. Cancers of the Lung and Pleura; 32. Cancers of the Oral Cavity and Pharynx; 33. Esophageal Cancer; 34. Stomach Cancer; 35. Pancreatic Cancer; 36. Liver Cancer; 37. Biliary Tract Cancer; 38. Cancers of the Small Intestine; 39. Cancers of the Large Intestine; 40. The Leukemias; 41. Hodgkin's Disease; 42. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma; 43. Multiple Myeloma; 44. Bone Cancer; 45. Soft Tissue Sarcoma; 46. Thyroid Cancer; 47. Breast Cancer; 48. Ovarian Cancer; 49. Endometrial Cancer; 50. Cervical Cancer; 51. Cancers of the Vulva and Vagina; 52. Choriocarcinoma; 53. Renal Cancer; 54. Bladder Cancer; 55. Prostate Cancer; 56. Testicular Cancer; 57. Penile Cancer; 58. Neoplasms of the Nervous System; 59. Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma; 60. Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer; 61. Cancers in Children; 62. Multiple Primary Cancers; SECTION FIVE: CANCER PREVENTION AND CONTROL; 63. Cancer Prevention and Control: Principles and Applications; 64. Health Education and Health Promotion; 65. Intervention Studies; 66. Fundamental Issues in Screening for Cancer; 67. Environmental Regulation and Policyshow more

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