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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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International Patterns of Cancer Incidence and Mortality

International Patterns of Cancer Incidence and Mortality

Chapter:
(p.101) 8 International Patterns of Cancer Incidence and Mortality
Source:
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Author(s):

D. MAXWELL PARKIN

FREDDIE I. BRAY

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0008

This chapter considers the patterns of cancer mainly with respect to what they tell us of differences in the risk of cancer among populations and the possible explanations for them. Information on the burden of disease has a different, albeit related, use during the planning and monitoring of programs of cancer control. The main role of cancer surveillance in this context lies in the assessment of the current magnitude of the cancer burden and its likely future evolution as well as monitoring the effects of early detection/screening, treatment, and palliative care.

Keywords:   cancer risk, incidence of cancer, magnitude, burden of disease, cancer control

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