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Esophageal Cancer

Olof Nyrén and Hans-Olov Adami

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In large parts of the world, esophageal cancer is a very common disease, and the potential for cure is worse than for most other malignancies. The remarkably uneven geographic distribution, and the ... More


Keratinocyte Cancers

Anala Gossai, Dorothea T. Barton, Judy R. Rees, Heather H. Nelson, and Margaret R. Karagas

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/9780190238667.003.0058
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Keratinocyte cancers (KC) include basal and squamous cell carcinomas that arise from keratinocytes or their precursors. KCs are the most common malignancies in humans. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) has ... More


Esophageal Cancer

Christian C. Abnet, Olof Nyrén, 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/9780190676827.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Esophageal cancer shows distinct geographic distributions, changing incidence rates, and primary risk factors when examined separately as squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Squamous cell ... 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


Anal Cancer

MORTEN FRISCH and MADS MELBYE

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/9780195149616.003.0043
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Variants of invasive squamous carcinoma of the anal canal and perianal skin, referred to collectively as anal cancers, are rare malignancies constituting approximately 2% of all intestinal cancers. ... More


Skin tumours

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses skin and soft tissue tumours. Three known skin tumours are the basal cell carcinoma, the squamous cell carcinoma, and the melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma or rodent ulcer ... More


Esophageal Cancer

William J. Blot and Robert E. Tarone

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/9780190238667.003.0030
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Cancer of the esophagus is the eighth most common malignancy worldwide in terms of incident cases and the sixth most common for cancer deaths. The two main histopathologic subtypes, esophageal ... More


Cancer of the Larynx

ANDREW F. OLSHAN

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/9780195149616.003.0032
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the most common and best-studied histologic type of laryngeal cancer: squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, ... More


Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Ellen Chang and Hans-Olov Adami

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The distinctive racial/ethnic and geographic distribution of NPC worldwide suggests that both environmental factors and genetic traits contribute to its development. Well-established risk factors for ... More


Smoking and cancer of the oesophagus

Eva Negri

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews studies on the link between smoking and cancer of the oesophagus. In 2002, it was estimated that there were 315,000 new cases of oesophageal cancer (OC) among men and 145,000 ... More


Anal Cancer

Andrew E. Grulich, Fengyi Jin, and I. Mary Poynten

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/9780190238667.003.0037
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Anal canal cancer is a generally uncommon cancer that has been increasing in incidence for several decades. In most geographic locations, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) accounts for 70% or more of ... More


Ultraviolet Radiation

Adèle C. Green and David C. Whiteman

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/9780190238667.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the principal cause of over 95% of keratinocyte cancers (basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin), the most common cancers in white populations ... More


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