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Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Hans-Olov Adami, David J. Hunter, Pagona Lagiou, and Lorelei Mucci


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. To facilitate reading and use of our Textbook as a reference, we have consistently addressed potential risk factors in the same ... More

Keywords: cancer, epidemiology, cancer prevention, genetics, environment, etiology, cause, epidemiologic method

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190676827
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190676827.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hans-Olov Adami, editor
Professor, University of Oslo

David J. Hunter, editor
Richard Doll Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, University of Oxford

Pagona Lagiou, editor
Professor of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

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Part I

2 Measures and Estimates of Cancer Burden

Paolo Boffetta, Dana Hashim, and Pagona Lagiou

3 The Origins of Cancer

Jeffrey Ecsedy and David J. Hunter

4 Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer

Christopher Haiman and David J. Hunter

5 Biomarkers in Cancer Epidemiology

Paolo Boffetta and Lorelei Mucci

6 Concepts in Cancer Epidemiology and Etiology

Pagona Lagiou, Dimitrios Trichopoulos†, and Hans-Olov Adami

Part II

7 Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer

Jennifer R. Rider, Paul Brennan, and Pagona Lagiou

8 Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Ellen T. Chang and Hans-Olov Adami

9 Esophageal Cancer

Christian C. Abnet, Olof Nyrén, and Hans-Olov Adami

10 Stomach Cancer

Weimin Ye, Olof Nyrén, and Hans-Olov Adami

11 Colorectal Cancer

Nana Keum, Kana Wu, Edward Giovannucci, and David J. Hunter

12 Cancer of the Liver and Biliary Tract

Christina Bamia, Sherri Stuver, and Lorelei Mucci

13 Pancreatic Cancer

Vassiliki Benetou, Anders Ekbom, and Lorelei Mucci

14 Cancer of the Lung, Larynx, and Pleura

Jyoti Malhotra, Paolo Boffetta, and Lorelei Mucci

15 Skin Cancer

Adèle C. Green, Catherine M. Olsen, and David J. Hunter

16 Breast Cancer

Rulla Tamimi, Susan Hankinson, and Pagona Lagiou

17 Cervical Cancer

Karin Sundström, Joakim Dillner, and Hans-Olov Adami

18 Endometrial Cancer

Marta Crous-Bou, Immaculata de Vivo, and Pagona Lagiou

19 Ovarian Cancer

Penelope M. Webb, Susan J. Jordan, and David J. Hunter

20 Prostate Cancer

Kathryn M. Wilson and Lorelei Mucci

21 Testicular Cancer

Lorenzo Richiardi, Giovenale Moirano, and Pagona Lagiou

22 Urinary Bladder Cancer

Manolis Kogevinas, Jonine Figueroa, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, and Lorelei Mucci

23 Kidney Cancer

Xuehong Zhang, Eunyoung Cho, and Hans-Olov Adami

24 Brain Cancer

Dominique Michaud, David Savitz and Lorelei Mucci

25 Thyroid Cancer

Carlo la Vecchia, Cristina Bosetti, and Hans-Olov Adami

26 Hodgkin Lymphoma

Henrik Hjalgrim, Mads Melbye, and Pagona Lagiou

27 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Karin Ekström Smedby, Mads Melbye, and Hans-Olov Adami

28 Leukemias

Eve Roman, Alexandra Smith, and Lorelei Mucci

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