An authoritative introductory text on the epidemiology, biology, and genetics of cancer. Prev. ed.: 2008.
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Table of Contents
Dedication Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition About the Editors Contributors Part I 1. Accomplishments in Cancer Epidemiology Brian MacMahon 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 Lorelei Mucci Part II 7. Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Jennifer Rider, Paul Brennan, and Pagona Lagiou 8. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma Ellen T. Chang and Hans-Olov Adami 9. Esophageal Cancer Christian C. Abnet, Olof Nyren, and Hans-Olov Adami 10. Stomach Cancer Wemin Ye, Olof Nyren, 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 Adele Green, Catherine Olsen, and David J. Hunter 16. Breast Cancer Rulla Tamimi, Susan Hankinson, and Pagona Lagiou 17. Cervical Cancer Karin Sundstroem, Joakim Dillner, and Hans-Olov Adami 18. Endometrial Cancer Marta Crous-Bou, Immaculata De Vivo, and Pagona Lagiou 19. Ovarian Cancer Penelope Webb, Susan 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 Jonine Figueroa, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, Manolis Kogevinas, 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 Ekstroem Smedby, Mads Melbye, and Hans-Olov Adami 28. Leukemias Eve Roman, Alexandra Smith, and Lorelei Mucci Epilogue Index