Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 December 2017

1328 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190238667

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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Fourth Edition

Edited by Michael Thun, Martha S. Linet, James R. Cerhan, Christopher A. Haiman, and David Schottenfeld

  • The most authoritative and encyclopedic text on cancer's causes, incidence, mortality, and survival patterns currently available
  • Chapters oriented both by cause of cancer (e.g., biologic agents, tobacco, alcohol, obesity) and by tissue of origin (e.g., liver), each containing comprehensive overviews of future research directions
  • Additional chapter-based coverage of cancer's basic concepts, magnitude, global patterns, and modes of prevention
  • Features chapters commissioned and written by an unparalleled assembly of experts from the world's most prestigious academic institutions
  • The essential reference work in cancer epidemiology and prevention research

New to this Edition:

  • Thorough updating of chapters on the causes of cancer and cancer by tissue of origin
  • New or updated chapters on basic biology; molecular biomarkers; tumor genomics; genetic modifiers of environmental risks; social class disparities in incidence and mortality; obesity; physical activity; immunologic factors; endogenous and exogenous hormones; chemoprevention; electromagnetic fields; and radiofrequency radiation

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