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This important new reference book on human cancer provides a global picture of the epidemiology of cancer and its environmental causes. By summarising on a cancer-by-cancer basis geographical, environmental and ethical factors, the volume collates a wealth of information which, taken together, provides valuable insights into the causes of cancer and scope for its elimination and control. The contents include: (1) general epidemiological methods; (2) a review of known or suspected causes; (3) a detailed review of specific cancers; (4) a brief review of legal and ethical implications. The…mehr

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This important new reference book on human cancer provides a global picture of the epidemiology of cancer and its environmental causes. By summarising on a cancer-by-cancer basis geographical, environmental and ethical factors, the volume collates a wealth of information which, taken together, provides valuable insights into the causes of cancer and scope for its elimination and control. The contents include: (1) general epidemiological methods; (2) a review of known or suspected causes; (3) a detailed review of specific cancers; (4) a brief review of legal and ethical implications. The bibliography concentrates on recent key references and reviews.

Table of contents:
Part I Epidemiological Methods; Part II. Causative Factors in Human Cancer; Part III. Legal and Ethical Considerations; Part IV. Introduction: Total and Specific Site Epidemiology; Part V. Buccal Cavity; Part VI. Digestive System; Part VII. Respiratory System; Part VIII. Bone and Soft Tissue; Part IX. Skin; Part X. Breast and Genitourinary System; Part XI. Eye and Nervous System; Part XII. Thyroid and Other Endocrine Glands, Lymphoid and Hematopoietic System; Part XIII. Cancers in Children and Multiple Primary Cancers; Appendices.

This important new reference book on human cancer provides a global picture of the epidemiology of cancer and its environmental causes. By summarising on a cancer-by-cancer basis geographical, environmental and ethical factors, the volume collates a wealth of information which, taken together, provides valuable insights into the causes of cancer and scope for its elimination and control.

A summary of the epidemiology of human cancer.