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Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology
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Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Hans-Olov Adami, David Hunter, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos


This book offers an overview of the epidemiology and primary prevention for most forms of human cancer. It summarizes concepts and methods of epidemiology, the biology of cancer, cancer genetics, and the emerging potential of biomarkers. It also reviews specific cancer sites in a consistent way, providing clinical and pathological outlines, descriptive epidemiology, and a comprehensive account of traditional and molecular risk factors and their etiological importance. An epilogue summarizes the major contributions that epidemiology has made in the last few decades to our understanding of the c ... More

Keywords: cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention, genetics, environment, etiology, causes, epidemiologic methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195311174
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hans-Olov Adami, editor
Harvard School of Public Health, USA, and Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute

David Hunter, editor
Harvard School of Public Health

Dimitrios Trichopoulos, editor
Harvard School of Public Health