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Public health assessment of genetic predisposition to cancer

Steven S. Coughlin and Wylie Burke

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on cancer prevention and control. Topics discussed include genetic polymorphisms and cancer susceptibility, breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes, colorectal cancer ... More


Association studies

Emily Webb and Richard Houlston

in Statistics and Informatics in Molecular Cancer Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532872
eISBN:
9780191714467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532872.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Biostatistics

Association studies provide a highly efficient paradigm for identifying novel genetic loci that influence the risk of disease, and recent technological advances have led to the discovery via ... More


Susceptible Bodies

Sara Shostak

in Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275171
eISBN:
9780520955240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275171.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 3 describes the development of environmental genomics, which seeks to explain how genetic differences betweenindividuals shape susceptibility to the harmful effects of environmental ... More


Bioethnic Conscription

Michael J. Montoya

in Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science, and the Genetics of Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267305
eISBN:
9780520949003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267305.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter tries to demonstrate how genetic epidemiologists are required to overtly position their knowledge within the sociohistorical context of its production, and advances the concept of ... More


Multiple Primary Cancers

Lindsay M. Morton, Sharon A. Savage, and Smita Bhatia

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0060
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

As prognosis following a cancer diagnosis has improved and survival has increased, so has the occurrence of multiple primary cancers diagnosed in the same individual. In the United States, one in ... More


Prostate Cancer

Catherine M. Tangen, Marian L. Neuhouser, and Janet L. Stanford

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0053
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Prostate cancer is the most common solid tumor and the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in American men. Worldwide, prostate cancer ranks second and fifth as a cause of cancer and ... More


The effects of mental illness on parents and relationships with their children

Jo Aldridge and Saul Becker

in Children caring for parents with mental illness: Perspectives of young carers, parents and professionals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344007
eISBN:
9781447301776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344007.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter presents the perspective of parents who are living with mental health issues. It examines further the caring and filial relationships parents share with their children when parents have ... More


Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Karin Ekström Smedby, Mads Melbye, and Hans-Olov Adami

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190676827
eISBN:
9780190676858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676827.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are a heterogeneous group of malignancies originating from B- or T-lymphocytes and engaging lymphoid tissue. Clinically, NHL subtypes range from chronic indolent to ... More


Breast Cancer, Part 2: Testing The Pesticide Hypothesis

Inge F. Goldstein and Martin Goldstein

in How Much Risk?: A Guide to Understanding Environmental Health Hazards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139945
eISBN:
9780197565476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139945.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

We do not yet know how much of the excess rates of breast cancer on Long Island or on Cape Cod will ultimately be explained by the known risk factors. We do know that pesticides have been sprayed ... More


Introduction: What We Hope To Do

Inge F. Goldstein and Martin Goldstein

in How Much Risk?: A Guide to Understanding Environmental Health Hazards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139945
eISBN:
9780197565476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139945.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The movie Erin Brockovitch, starring Julia Roberts, opened in the spring of 2000 to excellent reviews and immediate popular success. Advertised as being “based on a true story,” it describes how an ... More


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