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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention$
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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Cancers of the Colon and Rectum

Cancers of the Colon and Rectum

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(p.809) 42 Cancers of the Colon and Rectum
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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
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EDWARD GIOVANNUCCI

KANA WU

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0042

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 differences between the two will be addressed when relevant.

Keywords:   colorectal cancer, adenocarcinoma, cancer risk, cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention

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