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Medicine - Oncology & Hematology | Cancer Epidemiology - Volume 2, Modifiable Factors

Cancer Epidemiology

Volume 2, Modifiable Factors

Series: Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 472

Volume package: Cancer Epidemiology

Verma, Mukesh (Ed.)

2009, XIV, 484 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 well as epigenetics and the risk of cancer
  • Presents the use of genomics as the latest tool in translational epidemiology
  • Examines how cancer epidemiology plays a role in public health policy
  • Provides the latest information on modifiable factors in cancer epidemiology: disparities, lifestyle, energy balance and physical activity, smoking and alcohol intake
  • Studies how host susceptibility factors such as race and ethinicity influence the risk of cancer
  • Details the role of novel technologies and methodologies in unlocking the mysteries of interactions of gene and environment to early detection and intervention of cancers
  • Covers the role of cutting-edge technology in predicting genetic mutation caused by gene and environment
  • Provides comprehensive information on the epidemiology of organ specific cancers

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 2, Modifiable Factors, leading experts provide chapters on modifiable factors in cancer epidemiology, epidemiology of organ specific cancer, and environmental and life style factors.  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 control and prevention - Cancer etiology - Carcinom - Organ specific cancer - Population studies - Study design - cancer - epidemiological - epidemiology - genetic epidemiology - molecular epidemiology - prevention

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

Table of contents / Sample pages 

Part I: Modifiable Factors in Cancer Epidemiology 1. Environmental and Occupational Risk Factors for Lung Cancer. Irene Brüske-Hohlfeld 2. Lifestyle, Genes, and Cancer. Yvonne Coyle 3. Energy Balance, Physical Activity and Cancer Risk. Alecia Malin Fair and Kara Montgomery 4. Contribution of Alcohol and Tobacco Use in Cancer development. Rodney J. Scott and Jan Lubinski 5. Parental Smoking and Childhood Leukemia. Jeffrey S. Chang 6. Lung Cancer and Exposure to Metals: the Epidemiological Evidence. Pascal Wild, Eve Bourgkard and Christophe Paris 7. Breast Cancer and the Role of Exercise in Women. Beverly S. Reigle and Karen Wonders 8. Energy Intake, Physical Activity, Energy Balance and Cancer: Epidemiologic Evidence. Sai Yi Pan and Marie DesMeules 9. Contribution of Alcohol and Tobacco Use in Gastrointestinal Cancer Development. Helmut K. Seitz and Chin Hin Cho 10. The Role of Xenobiotic Metabolic Enzymes and Their Role in Cancer Epidemiology. M. S. Singh and Michael Michael 11. Genetic Polymorphisms in the TGFß Signaling Pathways and Breast Cancer Risk and Survival. Wei Zheng Part II: Epidemiology of Organ Specific Cancer 12. Molecular epidemiology of DNA repair genes in bladder cancer. Anne E Kiltie 13. Breast Cancer Screening and Biomarkers. Mai Brooks 14. Epidemiology of Brain Tumors. Hiroko Ohgaki 15. Mammographic density: a heritable risk factor for breast cancer. N. F Boyd, L. J. Martin, J. M. Rommens, A. D. Paterson, S. Minkin , M. J. Yaffe, J. Stone and J. L. Hopper 16. Acquired Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer. Otto S. Lin 17. Aberrant Crypt Foci in Colon Cancer Epidemiology. Sharad Khare, Kamran Chaudhary, Marc Bissonnetteand Robert Carroll 18. Determinants of Incidence of Primary Fallopian Tube Carcinoma (PFTC). Annika Riska and Arto Leminen 19. The Changing Epidemiology of Lung Cancer. Chee-Keong Toh 20. Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer. Jennifer Permuth-Wey and Thomas A. Sellers 21. Epidemiology, Pathology and Genetics of Prostate Cancer among African Americans Compared to Other Ethnicities. Heinric Williams and Isaac J. Powell 22. Racial Differences in Clinical Outcome after Prostate Cancer Treatment. Takashi Fukagai, Thomas Namiki, Robert G. Carlile and Mikio Namiki 23. Epidemiology of Stomach Cancer. Hermann Brenner, Dietrich Rothenbacher, and Volker Arndt

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