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Cancer Precursors

THOMAS E. ROHAN, DONALD E. HENSON, EDUARDO L. FRANCO, and JORGE ALBORES-SAAVEDRA

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/9780195149616.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The term “cancer precursor” refers to specific morphologic changes that precede the development of cancer. Knowledge of the etiology of cancer precursors varies considerably by anatomic site. In ... More


Molecular and Genetic Events in Neoplastic Transformation

AYSE E. ERSON and ELIZABETH M. PETTY

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/9780195149616.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter illustrates some of the basic molecular and genetic mechanisms that underlie the development of cancer. The chapter is organized into four main sections. The first section examines ... More


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