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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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Risk Assessment of Carcinogenic Hazards

Risk Assessment of Carcinogenic Hazards

Chapter:
(p.65) 5 Risk Assessment of Carcinogenic Hazards
Source:
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Author(s):

LESLIE T. STAYNER

PAOLO BOFFETTA

HARRI VAINIO

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0005

This chapter presents a brief overview of the current concepts, methods, and controversies related to cancer risk assessment with a special emphasis on the role of epidemiologic studies. Topics covered include definition of the risk assessment process, hazard identification, exposure assessment, and risk characterization.

Keywords:   cancer risk assessment, hazard identification, exposure assessment, risk characterization

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