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Cancer Epidemiology

Volume 1, Host Susceptibility Factors

Series: Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 471

Volume package: Cancer Epidemiology

Verma, Mukesh (Ed.)

2009, XII, 513 p.

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  • Provides a detailed analysis of the study of genes and environments and their interaction, and how the use of population sciences facilitates translation and application of new discoveries
  • Delves into inherited genetic susceptibility as wells as epigenetics and risk of cancer
  • Presents the use of genomics as the latest tool in translational epidemiology
  • Examines how cancer epidemiology plays a role public health policy

Population studies and epidemiology facilitate the discovery of genetic and environmental determinants of cancer and the development of new approaches to cancer control and prevention, therefore they play a central role in the creation of health policies. Cancer Epidemiology compiles areas of research which cover etiological factors or determinants that contribute to the development of cancer and describe the the latest technologies in cancer epidemiology.  In Volume 1, Host Susceptibility Factors, leading experts provide chapters on cancer incidence, prevalence, mortality  and surveillance, methods, technologies and study design in cancer epidemiology as well as host susceptibility factors in cancer epidemiology.  Although a non-standard volume of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series, this comprehensive text retains the commitment of the series to collecting  the kind of detailed, up-to-date information and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results.

Cutting-edge and essential, Cancer Epidemiology allows readers to get the maximum advantage of the methods involved in this exciting and important field.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Cancer Screening - Cancer etiology - Population studies - Study design - cancer - cancer control and prevention - epidemiological - epidemiology - epigenetics - genetic epidemiology - prevention

Related subjects » Cancer Research - Oncology & Hematology - Public Health

Table of contents / Sample pages 

Part I: Cancer Incidence, Prevalence, Mortality and Surveillance 1. Cancer Occurrence. Ahmedin Jemal, Melissa M. Center, Elizabeth Ward, and Michael J. Thun 2. Cancer Registry Databases: An Overview of Techniques of Statistical Analysis and Impact on Cancer Epidemiology. Ananya Das 3. Breast Cancer in Asia. Cheng-Har Yip 4. Cancer Epidemiology in United States: racial, Social, and Economic Factors. Dana Sloane 5. Epidemiology of Multiple Primary Cancers. Isabelle Soerjomataram and Jan Willem Coebergh 6. Cancer Screenings, Diagnostic Technology Evolution, and Cancer Control. Fabrizio Stracci 7. Thriving for clues in variations seen in mortality and incidence of cancer: geographic patterns, temporal trends, and human population diversities in cancer incidence and mortality. Alireza Mosavi-Jarrahi and Mohammad Ali Mohagheghi Part II: Methods, Technologies and study Design in Cancer Epidemiology 8. Evaluation of Environmental and Personal Susceptibility Characteristics that Modify Genetic Risks. Jing Shen 9. Introduction to the use of regression models in epidemiology. Ralf Bender 10. Proteomics and Cancer Epidemiology. Mukesh Verma 11. Different Study Designs in the Epidemiology of Cancer: Case-control vs. Cohort Studies. Harminder Singh and Salaheddin M. Mahmud 12. Methods and Approaches in Using Secondary Data Sources to Study Race and Ethnicity Factors. Sujha Sunbramanian 13. Statistical Methods in Cancer Epidemiologic Studies. Nan Xue and Donald R. Hoover 14. Methods in Cancer Epigenetics and Epidemiology. Deepak Kumar and Mukesh Verma Part III: Host Susceptibility Factors in Cancer Epidemiology 15. Mitochondrial DNA Polymorphism andRisk of Cancer. Keshav K. Singh and Mariola Kulawiec 16. Polymorphisms of DNA Repair Genes: ADPRT, XRCC1 and XPD and Cancer Risk in Genetic Epidemiology. Jun Jiang, Zhang Xiuqing, Huanming Yang and Wendy Wang 17. Risk factors and Gene Expression in Esophageal Cancer. Xiaochung Xu 18. Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in DNA Repair Genes and Prostate Cancer Risk. Jong Y. Park, Yifan Huang and Thomas A. Sellers 19. Linking the Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus (KSHV/HHV-8) to Human Malignancies. Inna Kalt, Shiri-Rivka Masa and Ronit Sarid 20. Cancer Cohort Consortium Approach: Cancer Epidemiology in Immunosuppressed Groups. Diego Serraino, and Pierluca Piselli for the Immunosuppression and Cancer Study Group 21. Do Viruses Cause Breast Cancer? James S. Lawson 22. Epidemiology of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in cervical Mucosa. Subhash C. Chauhan, Meena Jaggi, Maria C. Bell, Mukesh Verma and Deepak Kumar 23. Epigenetic Targets in Cancer Epidemiology. Ramona G. Dumitrescu 24. Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Prognosis: Quantity and Quality of Life. Ping Yang 25. Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome: The impact of race on uptake of Genetic Counseling and Testing. Michael S. Simon and Nancie Petrucelli

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