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Keratinocyte Carcinomas (Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Skin)

MARGARET R. KARAGAS, MARTIN A. WEINSTOCK, and HEATHER H. NELSON

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0064
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Cancers arising from keratinocytes or their precursors, which include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell skin carcinoma (SCC) of the skin, are the mostly frequently diagnosed malignancies ... More


Hand hygiene

Nizam Damani

in Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698356
eISBN:
9780191732126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698356.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Regular hand hygiene is one of the most crucial interventions to prevent cross-infection in health care facilities. It is the responsibility of health care establishments to ensure that adequate ... More


Cancer

Stephanie Zaza, Peter A. Briss, and Kate W. Harris

in The Guide to Community Preventive Services: What works to promote health?

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195151091
eISBN:
9780199864973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151091.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The first part of this chapter summarizes the conclusions and recommendations from the Task Force for preventing skin cancer by reducing exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It argues that ... More


Anal Cancer

MORTEN FRISCH and MADS MELBYE

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0043
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Variants of invasive squamous carcinoma of the anal canal and perianal skin, referred to collectively as anal cancers, are rare malignancies constituting approximately 2% of all intestinal cancers. ... More


Cutaneous and Ocular Melanoma

STEPHEN B. GRUBER and BRUCE K. ARMSTRONG

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0063
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the epidemiology of cutaneous and ocular melanomas. Cutaneous melanoma is the most lethal form of skin cancer. There were an estimated 160,000 new cases diagnosed worldwide in ... More


Dermal exposure assessment

Sean Semple and John W. Cherrie

in Exposure Assessment in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528616
eISBN:
9780191723933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528616.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a general introduction to the assessment of dermal exposure in occupational and environmental epidemiological studies. It describes models that could be used for the assessment. ... More


Occupational Diseases

Gregory Chan, Chung Tsing, and David Koh

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Occupational diseases are illnesses that are associated with a particular occupational or industry and result from hazards in the workplace. They are entirely preventable if hazards in the workplace ... More


Contagion, Public Health, and the Visual Culture of Nineteenth-Century Skin

Katherine Ott

in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the nineteenth-century visual culture of two public health problems that affected skin, scabies and favus, as both public health and dermatology came to terms with the ... More


Skin Disorders

Loren C. Tapp and Boris D. Lushniak

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes skin disorders primarily associated with hazardous workplace exposures. These exposures include physical insults, chemical substances, and biological agents that effect the ... More


Skin Cancer

Adèle C. Green, Catherine M. Olsen, and David J. Hunter

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190676827
eISBN:
9780190676858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676827.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Skin cancer is one of the few types of cancer for which exposure to the major carcinogen, solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation, is strongly implicated on the basis of descriptive epidemiologic data ... More


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