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Cancer epidemiology

Pagona Lagiou and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

in Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239481
eISBN:
9780191716973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239481.003.017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter outlines a course in cancer epidemiology that integrates simple principles of biology with epidemiologic characteristics, so that the discipline emerges as a hybrid of empirical research ... More


Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The third edition of this book reviews the global burden of cancer, causes of cancer, and current priorities and future directions in cancer epidemiology and prevention research. The book maintains ... More


Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Hans-Olov Adami, David Hunter, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book offers an overview of the epidemiology and primary prevention for most forms of human cancer. It summarizes concepts and methods of epidemiology, the biology of cancer, cancer genetics, and ... More


Bladder Cancer

DEBRA T. SILVERMAN, SUSAN S. DEVESA, LEE E. MOORE, and NATHANIEL ROTHMAN

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/9780195149616.003.0058
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In the United States, an estimated 57,400 cases of cancer of the urinary bladder are diagnosed and 12,500 deaths from the disease occur each year. These account for 6% of all new cases of cancer ... More


Occupation

JACK SIEMIATYCKI, LESLEY RICHARDSON, and PAOLO BOFFETTA

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/9780195149616.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the link between occupational carcinogens and cancer. Topics covered include sources of evidence on risk to humans due to chemicals, published literature in the field of ... More


Cancer of the Pancreas

KRISTIN E. ANDERSON, THOMAS M. MACK, and DEBRA T. SILVERMAN

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/9780195149616.003.0038
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Cancer of the pancreas remains a serious medical and public health problem because of difficulties in early diagnosis, aggressive behavior, resistance to therapy, and limited opportunities for ... More


Cancer of the Lung

MARGARET R. SPITZ, XIFENG WU, ANNA WILKINSON, and QINGYI WEI

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/9780195149616.003.0033
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an update on the epidemiology of lung cancer with an emphasis on the rapidly expanding literature exploring host susceptibility to tobacco carcinogenesis. It also reviews ... More


Thyroid Cancer

ELAINE RON and ARTHUR B. SCHNEIDER

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/9780195149616.003.0050
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Cancer of the thyroid is relatively uncommon, although it is the most common malignancy of the endocrine system and is the eighth ranking cancer among women. The prognosis is extremely good for ... More


Breast Cancer

GRAHAM A. COLDITZ, HEATHER J. BAER, and TAMIMI RULLA M.

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/9780195149616.003.0051
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis and the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. Over 211,000 women and 1,600 men in the United States are diagnosed ... More


Prostate Cancer

ELIZABETH A. PLATZ and EDWARD GIOVANNUCCI

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/9780195149616.003.0059
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men and its incidence is rising internationally. Although intensively studied, little is known conclusively about its causes, with ... More


The Leukemias

MARTHA S. LINET, SUSAN S. DEVESA, and GARETH J. MORGAN

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/9780195149616.003.0044
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The leukemias arise from malignant transformation of hematopoietic stem or progenitor cells that originate in the bone marrow, lymph nodes, and/or other lymphoid tissue with immune function. A small ... 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


Cancers of the Oral Cavity and Pharynx

SUSAN T. MAYNE, DOUGLAS E. MORSE, and DEBORAH M. WINN

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/9780195149616.003.0035
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the epidemiology of cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, lip, and salivary glands. In the United States (1996–2000), invasive cancers of the OCP/lip/salivary gland account for ... More


Cancers of the Colon and Rectum

EDWARD GIOVANNUCCI and KANA WU

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/9780195149616.003.0042
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the epidemiology of colorectal cancer, focusing on adenocarcinomas, which comprise the vast majority of the cases. The etiologies of colon and rectal cancer overlap, but the ... More


Cancers in Children

JULIE A. ROSS and LOGAN G. SPECTOR

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/9780195149616.003.0065
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Nearly 12,400 children and adolescents under the age of twenty years will be newly diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. This means that a newborn has an approximately 1 in 315 chance ... More


Cervical Cancer

MARK H. SCHIFFMAN and ALLAN HILDESHEIM

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/9780195149616.003.0054
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women, ranking first in many developing countries. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of cervical cancer. Topics covered include ... More


Renal Cancer

JOSEPH K. MCLAUGHLIN, LOREN LIPWORTH, ROBERT E. TARONE, and WILLIAM J. BLOT

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/9780195149616.003.0057
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Malignant tumors of the kidney account for about 2% of all new cancer cases in the United States and worldwide, with 38,890 cases and 12,840 deaths estimated for 2006 in the United States. This ... More


Testicular Cancer

ARUNA V. SARMA, JULIE C. MCLAUGHLIN, and DAVID SCHOTTENFELD

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/9780195149616.003.0060
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Cancer of the testis is relatively uncommon in the United States, accounting for approximately 1% of cancers in males. It is most commonly diagnosed in males between the ages of 15 and 44, and occurs ... More


Hodgkin Lymphoma

NANCY E. MUELLER and SEYMOUR GRUFFERMAN

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/9780195149616.003.0045
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a malignant disease involving the lymph nodes, spleen, and other lymphoid tissue. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of HL. Topics covered include the history of HL, ... More


Cancer epidemiology

Pagona Lagiou and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

in Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199685004
eISBN:
9780191765315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685004.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Cancer epidemiology is an important topic for health professionals in clinical medicine and public health. Teaching of cancer epidemiology, however, presents considerable difficulties; some are ... More


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