Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780190238667

Michael Thun; Martha S. Linet; James R. Cerhan; Christopher A. Haiman; David Schottenfeld
1328 Pages
216 x 279 mm
Pub date
Dec 2017
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The definitive reference for budding and experienced cancer epidemiologists alike. -American Journal of Epidemiology Practitioners in epidemiology and oncology will find immense value in this. -JAMA Now revised for the first time in more than a decade, this fourth edition of CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION provides a comprehensive summary of the global patterns of cancer incidence and mortality, current understanding of the major causal determinants, and a rationale for preventive interventions. Special attention is paid to molecular epidemiologic approaches that address the wider role of genetic predisposition and gene-environment interactions in cancer etiology and pathogenesis. For both seasoned professionals and newer generations of students and researchers, this fourth edition of CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION remains the authoritative reference textbook in the field -- a work of distinction that every lab, library, student, professional, or resear


Acknowledgments; Contributors; Preface; 1 Introduction; Part I - Basic Concepts; 2 Biology of Neoplasia; 3 Morphological and Molecular Classification of Human Cancer; 4 Genomic Landscape of Cancer - Insights for Epidemiologists; 5 Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer; 6 Application of Biomarkers in Cancer Epidemiology; 7 Causal Inference in Cancer Epidemiology; Part II - The Magnitude of Cancer; 8 Patterns of Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Survival; 9 Socioeconomic Disparities in Cancer Incidence and Mortality; 10 The Economic Burden of Cancer in the United States; Part III - The Causes of Cancer; 11 Tobacco; 12 Alcohol and Cancer Risk; 13 Ionizing Radiation; 14 Ultraviolet Radiation; 15 Electromagnetic Fields; 16 Occupational Cancer; 17 Air Pollution; 18 Water Contaminants; 19 Diet and Nutrition; 20 Obesity and Body Composition; 21 Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviors, and Risk of Cancer; 22 Hormones and Cancer; 23 Pharmaceutical Drugs Other Than Hormones; 24 Infectious Agents; 25 Immunologic Factors; Part IV - Cancers by Tissue of Origin; 26 Nasopharyngeal Cancer; 27 Cancer of the Larynx; 28 Lung Cancer; 29 Oral Cavity, Oropharynx, Lip, and Salivary Glands; 30 Esophageal Cancer; 31 Stomach Cancer; 32 Cancer of the Pancreas; 33 Liver Cancer; 34 Biliary Tract Cancer; 35 Small Intestine Cancer; 36 Cancers of the Colon and Rectum; 37 Anal Cancer; 38 Leukemias; 39 Hodgkin Lymphoma; 40 The Non- Hodgkin Lymphomas; 41 Multiple Myeloma; 42 Bone Cancers; 43 Soft Tissue Sarcoma; 44 Thyroid Cancer; 45 Breast Cancer; 46 Ovarian Cancer; 47 Endometrial Cancer; 48 Cervical Cancer; 49 Vulvar and Vaginal Cancers; 50 Choriocarcinoma; 51 Renal Cancer; 52 Bladder Cancer; 53 Prostate Cancer; 54 Testicular Cancer; 55 Penile Cancer; 56 Nervous System; 57 Melanoma; 58 Keratinocyte Cancers; 59 Childhood Cancers; 60 Multiple Primary Cancers; Part V - Cancer Prevention and Control; 61 Framework for Understanding Cancer Prevention; 62 Primary Prevention; 62.1 Tobacco Control; 62.2 Prevention of Obesity and Physical Inactivity; 62.3 Prevention of Infection-Related Cancers; 62.4 Protection from Ultraviolet Radiation; 62.5 Preventive Therapy; 62.6 Regulation; 63 Cancer Screening

About the author: 

Michael J. Thun, M.D., M.S., is Vice President Emeritus of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research at the American Cancer Society.; Martha S. Linet, M.D., M.P.H., is Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Epidemiology.; James R. Cerhan, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Epidemiology, Ralph S. and Beverly Caulkins Professor of Cancer Research, and Chair of the Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.; Christopher A. Haiman, Sc.D., is Professor of Preventive Medicine and Aflac Chair of Cancer Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.; David Schottenfeld, M.D., M.Sc., is John G. Searle Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.

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