Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Publication Year: 2008

Edition: 3rd Ed.

Authors/Editor: Adami, Hans-Olov; Hunter, David J.; Lagiou, Pagona; Mucci, Lorel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-067682-7

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Amid sweeping advances in the science and treatment of cancer, the TEXTBOOK OF CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY offers students and professionals a definitive, systematic resource for understanding the factors affecting all types of human cancer.

This fully updated new edition offers an overview of epidemiology's key concepts and methods as they relate to cancer (including the emerging potential of biomarkers) as well as site-specific chapters on individual cancers' natural history, pathology, descriptive epidemiology, and etiology. Taken together, these chapters forge connections between established science and the ongoing evolution of this dynamic field.

Crisply and concisely written by an assembly of internationally recognized researchers, the TEXTBOOK OF CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY offers a superlative introduction to the subject's consensuses and controversies for those embarking on their careers and a ready reference for seasoned professionals.

Key Features:

  • An authoritative introductory text on the epidemiology, biology, and genetics of cancer
  • Thorough yet concise coverage of the natural history, pathology, etiology, and descriptive epidemiology of individual types of cancer, both rare and frequently encountered
  • Assembled and authored by a roster of internationally recognized authorities in cancer prevention and control
  • Offers overview of cancer epidemiology's consensuses and controversies for both those embarking on their careers and experienced researchers
New to this Edition:
  • Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the continuous evolution of the dynamic field of cancer epidemiology
  • Builds on settled science to posit promising new directions for research in the prevention and control of cancer
  • Distills the most up-to-date research on genetic and epigenetic determinants of cancer and the role of biologic markers in epidemiologic research


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Adami, Hans-Olov; Hunter, David J.; Lagiou, Pagona; Mucci, Lorel
ISBN: 978-0-19-067682-7
Internal Medicine
Language: English
Edition: 3rd Ed.
Pages: 752
Year: 2008