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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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Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Nasopharyngeal Cancer

(p.620) 31 Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention



Oxford University Press

Cancer of the nasopharynx is a rare human malignancy with an incidence well under 1 per 100,000 population per year. Regardless of race and geography, the commonest form of nasopharyngeal cancers are those arising from the epithelial cells lining the nasopharynx. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of nasopharyngeal Cancer (NPC). Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, and preventive measures.

Keywords:   nasopharynx, cancer risk, risk factors, cancer prevention, cancer epidemiology

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