Cancer Mortality and Morbidity Patterns in the U.S. Population

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • K.G. Manton
  • Igor Akushevich
  • Julia Kravchenko

Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. K.G. Manton, Igor Akushevich, Julia Kravchenko
    Pages 1-36
  3. K.G. Manton, Igor Akushevich, Julia Kravchenko
    Pages 37-87
  4. K.G. Manton, Igor Akushevich, Julia Kravchenko
    Pages 89-149
  5. K.G. Manton, Igor Akushevich, Julia Kravchenko
    Pages 191-216
  6. K.G. Manton, Igor Akushevich, Julia Kravchenko
    Pages 217-246
  7. K.G. Manton, Igor Akushevich, Julia Kravchenko
    Pages 247-311
  8. K.G. Manton, Igor Akushevich, Julia Kravchenko
    Pages 313-350
  9. K.G. Manton, Igor Akushevich, Julia Kravchenko
    Pages 351-392
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 393-455

About this book


This book is the first of its kind to describe interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical studies. It views analyses of biomedical data sets, such as cancer morbidity and mortality, from a different and richer than classic epidemiological perspective by using mathematical modeling methods, including ones providing insights into probable mechanisms of human carcinogenesis.

The book will be useful for many specialists, e.g., epidemiologists, oncologists, medical researchers, biologists, public health and environmental specialists, and specialists in mathematical modeling. Medical, biology and math undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as basic and applied researchers attempting to extend their studies in collaboration with other specialists in interdisciplinary teams, will find practical information here. Biomedical specialists could be interested in historical aspects of cancer treatment and prevention, mechanisms of carcinogenesis, cancer risk factors, cancer mortality and morbidity trends in the U.S. over a more than 50-year period, as well as specific features of cancer histotypes, and recent approaches to cancer prevention. Readers interested in analytic aspects can find information on existing and innovative approaches used in interdisciplinary studies such as stochastic process models, microsimulation of interventions, and empirical Bayes approaches.

This book was written by authors with different backgrounds who teamed in an interdisciplinary group. Kenneth G. Manton, Ph.D. (Demography) is Research Professor of Demographic Studies at Duke University (Durham, NC). He was Head of the W.H.O. Collaborating Center for Research and Training in the Methods of Assessing Risk and Forecasting Health Status Trends. He has authored more than 450 peer-reviewed publications, including several books.

Igor Akushevich, Ph.D. (Theoretical and Mathematical Physics), Center for Population Health and Aging at Duke University, authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications.

Julia Kravchenko, MD, Ph.D. (Internal Diseases, Biochemistry), Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center in the School of Medicine. She is author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications.


Demographic Studies Demography Master Patient Index Public Health Radiologieinformationssystem aging cancer cancer modeling cancer morbidity and mortality epidemiological interdisciplinary approach morbidity prevention risk factor senescence

Authors and affiliations

  • K.G. Manton
    • 1
  • Igor Akushevich
    • 1
  • Julia Kravchenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-78192-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-78193-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8776
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