Breast Cancer Epidemiology

  • Christopher Li

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jacques Ferlay, Clarisse Héry, Philippe Autier, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan
    Pages 1-19
  3. Amanda I. Phipps, Christopher I. Li
    Pages 21-46
  4. Brian L. Sprague, Amy Trentham-Dietz
    Pages 47-72
  5. Amanda I. Phipps, Christopher I. Li
    Pages 73-87
  6. Christopher I Li, Elisabeth F Beaber
    Pages 89-117
  7. Mats Lambe
    Pages 119-135
  8. Katherine D. Henderson, Jennifer Prescott, Leslie Bernstein
    Pages 137-151
  9. Martin Lajous, Shumin M Zhang
    Pages 153-181
  10. Amanda I. Phipps, Dana Mirick, Christopher I. Li, Scott Davis
    Pages 183-221
  11. Scott Davis, Dana K. Mirick
    Pages 223-241
  12. Patricia F. Coogan
    Pages 243-260
  13. Ian S. Fentiman
    Pages 261-276
  14. Kathleen E. Malone, Kerryn W. Reding
    Pages 277-299
  15. Mikkel Z. Oestergaard, Paul Pharoah
    Pages 301-320
  16. Norman F Boyd, Lisa J Martin, Salomon Minkin
    Pages 321-341
  17. Karla Kerlikowske
    Pages 343-369
  18. Allison W. Kurian, Robert W. Carlson
    Pages 371-388
  19. Graham A. Colditz, Courtney Beers
    Pages 389-401
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 403-417

About this book

Introduction

As the most common cancer diagnosed among women world-wide, breast cancer is a disease of considerable public health importance. The number of established and hypothesized risk factors for breast cancer exceeds that of any other cancer resulting in a rich, but complicated and often conflicting literature on the epidemiology of this disease. Our understanding of factors that contribute to breast cancer risk, as well as the biology and molecular basis for this common disease, has greatly increased over the past few decades. This book provides a comprehensive review and critical assessment of the epidemiology literature on all major aspects of breast cancer incidence and mortality, etiology, and outcomes. Chapters are written by internationally recognized leaders in the field and provide a timely review of traditional etiologic risk factors, as well as more recently evaluated exposures. Several chapters are also devoted to clinical aspects of breast cancer including screening, diagnosis and treatment, and survival. As a result, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on breast cancer epidemiology available.

Keywords

Cancer Screening cancer epidemiology genetics prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Li
    • 1
  1. 1.SeattleU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0685-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0684-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0685-4
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