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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

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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

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2 Measures and Estimates of Cancer Burden

Pagona Lagiou, Johanna Adami, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

3 The Origin of Cancer

Jeffrey Ecsedy, and David Hunter

4 Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer

Christopher Haiman, and David Hunter

5 Biomarkers in Cancer Epidemiology

Paolo Boffetta, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

6 Concepts in Cancer Epidemiology and Etiology

Pagona Lagiou, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, and Hans-Olov Adami


7 Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer

Paul Brennan, Lorelei Mucci, and Hans-Olov Adami

8 Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Ellen Chang, and Hans-Olov Adami

9 Esophageal Cancer

Olof Nyrén, and Hans-Olov Adami

10 Stomach Cancer

Olof Nyrén, and Hans-Olov Adami

11 Colorectal Cancer

John D. Potter, and David Hunter

12 Cancer of the Liver and Biliary Tract

Sherri Stuver, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

13 Pancreatic Cancer

Anders Ekbom, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

14 Cancer of the Lung, Larynx, and Pleura

Paolo Boffetta, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

15 Skin Cancer

Adèle Green, Jolieke Van Der Pols, and David Hunter

16 Breast Cancer

Susan Hankinson, Rulla Tamimi, and David Hunter

17 Cervical Cancer

Nathalie Ylitalo, Sherri Stuver, and Hans-Olov Adami

18 Endometrial Cancer

Immaculata Devivo, Ingemar Persson, and Hans-Olov Adami

19 Ovarian Cancer

Penelope Webb, Dorota Gertig, and David Hunter

20 Prostate Cancer

Lorelei A. Mucci, Lisa B. Signorello, and Hans-Olov Adami

21 Testicular Cancer

Lorenzo Richiardi, Rulla Tamimi, and Hans-Olov Adami

22 Urinary Bladder Cancer

Manolis Kogevinas, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

23 Kidney Cancer

Eunyoung Cho, Per Lindblad, and Hans-Olov Adami

24 Brain Cancer

David A. Savitz, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

25 Thyroid Cancer

Per Hall, and Hans-Olov Adami

26 Hodgkin Lymphoma

Mads Melbye, Henrik Hjalgrim, and Hans-Olov Adami

27 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Mads Melbye, Karin Ekström Smedby, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

28 Leukemias

Eleni Petridou, Apostolos Pourtsidis, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos


Hans-Olov Adami, and David Hunter

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