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The human epigenome and cancer

Mukesh Verma

in Human Genome Epidemiology, 2nd Edition: Building the evidence for using genetic information to improve health and prevent disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398441
eISBN:
9780199776023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398441.003.0028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Epigenetics, the study of mechanisms that involve mitotically heritable changes in DNA other than changes in nucleotide sequence, represents a new frontier in research, especially in cancer. Most of ... More


The Interpersonal and the Mystical

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Role of interpersonal relationships in spiritual life.


Tobacco control in the Republic of South Korea, an Asian example

Jae-Gahb Park, Ji Won Park, Hong-Gwan Seo, Jin Soo Lee, II Soon Kim, Yong-Ik Kim, Jong-Koo Lee, and Dae-Kyu Oh

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Awareness of the adverse effects of smoking has increased in the Republic of South Korea in a relatively short period of time. Adult male smoking rates rapidly fell over the past seven years, from ... More


The adoption of smoke-free policies and their effectiveness

Maria Leon-Roux and John P. Pierce

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0036
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Leading health agencies have published authoritative reports evaluating the research on the health risks of second-hand smoke (SHS). There is a consensus across these reports that SHS (also called ... More


Timing Is Everything

Handel Reynolds

in The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450938
eISBN:
9780801466007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450938.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines three principal movements that set the stage for the auspicious debut of the process of mammography screening. First, the passage of the National Cancer Act of 1971 provided ... More


First Exposure

Handel Reynolds

in The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450938
eISBN:
9780801466007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450938.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter details the American Cancer Society's massive Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project (BCDDP) launched in 1973, when most Americans had never heard of mammography. The BCDDP ... More


Methodological Issues Regarding Cancer Anorexia/Cachexia Trials

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter reviews information regarding conducting and analyzing trials designed to test potential agents for alleviating cancer-related anorexia/cachexia. The information was derived from ... More


The work of an independent cancer help centre

Sara R Miller and Ruth Sewell

in Enhancing Cancer Care: Complementary therapy and support

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199297559
eISBN:
9780191730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297559.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

As the UK's leading holistic cancer charity, Penny Brohn Cancer Care (formerly the Bristol Cancer Help Centre) has pioneered the Bristol Approach to care for cancer patients and those close to them. ... More


Tanzania

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Tanzania (population 36.59 million) is a country in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, that covers an area of 945, 087 km2. The palliative care is provided by four organizations: Selian ... More


Communicating with children when a parent is dying

Cynthia W Moore, Michele Pengelly, and Paula K Rauch

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0048
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

When a parent with dependent children is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, it is common for a significant part of their distress to be associated with worries about their children. While ... More


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