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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


Application of Biomarkers in Cancer Epidemiology

MONTSERRAT GARCÍA-CLOSAS, ROEL VERMEULEN, MARK E. SHERMAN, LEE E. MOORE, MARTYN T. SMITH, 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/9780195149616.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Biomarkers are increasingly being incorporated into epidemiologic studies of cancer etiology, often referred to as molecular epidemiology. This chapter focuses on the use of biomarkers in the context ... More


Water, Hard Work, and Farm Chemicals: The Moral Economy of Cancer

Anna Lora-Wainwright

in Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836825
eISBN:
9780824871093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836825.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the relationship between cancer etiology and morality. It considers how Langzhong villagers tried to make sense of the reasons for the prevalence of cancer and why it affects ... More


Cancer and Contending Forms of Morality

Anna Lora-Wainwright

in Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836825
eISBN:
9780824871093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836825.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses relevant areas in the anthropology of suffering and the ethnography of rural China, with particular emphasis on social suffering, subjectivity, family management of illness, ... More


Xiguan, Consumption, and Shifting Cancer Etiologies

Anna Lora-Wainwright

in Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836825
eISBN:
9780824871093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836825.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the relationship between cancer, consumption practices (including eating in general, smoking, drinking, and consuming preserved vegetables), and health more generally by ... More


Gendered Hardship, Emotions, and the Ambiguity of Blame

Anna Lora-Wainwright

in Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836825
eISBN:
9780824871093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836825.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the relationship between cancer and morality by focusing on women's particular experience of hardship, unfulfilled gendered expectations, and emotions as interrelated causes of ... More


Conclusion

Anna Lora-Wainwright

in Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836825
eISBN:
9780824871093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836825.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book has explored how attitudes about the body are produced and inform experiences of cancer. Focusing on Langzhong villagers, it has examined how bodily experience is configured and how ... More


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