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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


Cancer Chemoprevention

JAYE L. VINER, ERNEST HAWK, and SCOTT M. LIPPMAN

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/9780195149616.003.0071
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews principles of cancer chemoprevention and suggests opportunities for future research. Topics covered include carcinogenesis as the target of prevention, germline mutations, ... More


Increasing the Contribution of Epidemiology to the Primary Prevention of Cancer

BEVERLY ROCKHILL and DOUGLAS WEED

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/9780195149616.003.0068
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapters aims to stimulate critical and creative thought about the role that epidemiology can, and should, play in preventing cancer. It presents four suggestions for increasing the contribution ... More


Tobacco

MICHAEL J. THUN and S. JANE HENLEY

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/9780195149616.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the factors that transformed tobacco use from a ceremonial practice in pre-Columbian times to a global epidemic. It discusses the role of nicotine addiction in sustaining and ... 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


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


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


Principles and Applications of Cancer Prevention and Control Interventions

ROBERT A. HIATT and BARBARA K. RIMER

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/9780195149616.003.0067
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter sets forth the principles of cancer prevention and control sciences, with a special emphasis on intervention. It begins with some historical background from which these principles have ... 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


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


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


Physical Activity

I-MIN LEE and YUKO OGUMA

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/9780195149616.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses epidemiologic studies of physical activity and cancer prevention. There is a large body of epidemiologic data on the relation between physical activity and the risk of ... 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


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


Stomach Cancer

ATSUKO SHIBATA and JULIE PARSONNET

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/9780195149616.003.0037
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the epidemiology of stomach cancer, focusing on adenocarcinoma of the stomach, including that of the gastric cardia and gastoesophageal junction. Topics covered include ... More


Endometrial Cancer

LINDA S. COOK, NOEL S. WEISS, JENNIFER A. DOHERTY, and CHU CHEN

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/9780195149616.003.0053
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Endometrial cancer is a relatively common gynecologic cancer and diagnosis generally occurs after abnormal uterine bleeding or spotting. The overall five-year relative survival following diagnosis is ... 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


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


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


Esophageal Cancer

WILLIAM J. BLOT, JOSEPH K. MCLAUGHLIN, and JOSEPH F. FRAUMENI

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/9780195149616.003.0036
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the epidemiology of esophageal cancer. It describes the known and suspected causes of esophageal cancer, with emphasis on the differences in risk factors between adenocarcinoma ... More


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