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Cancer Epidemiology

Volume 2, Modifiable Factors

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  • Provides a detailed analysis of the study of genes and environments and their interaction and how the use of population sciences facilitates translation and application of new discoveries
  • Delves into inherited genetic susceptibility as wells as epigenetics and risk of cancer
  • Presents the use of genomics as the latest tool in translational epidemiology
  • Examines how cancer epidemiology plays a role public health policy
  • Provides the latest information on modifiable factors in cancer epidemiology: disparities, lifestyle, energy balance and physical activity, smoking and alcohol intake
  • Studies how host susceptibility factors such as race and ethinicity influence risk of cancer
  • Role of novel technologies and methodologies in unlocking the mysteries of interactions of gene and environment to early detection and intervention of cancers
  • Role of cutting-edge technology in predicting genetic mutation caused by gene and environment
  • Provides comprehensive information on the epidemiology of organ specific cancers
  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Methods in Molecular Biology (MIMB, volume 472)

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Population studies and epidemiology facilitate the discovery of genetic and environmental determinants of cancer and the development of new approaches to cancer control and prevention, therefore they play a central role in the creation of health policies. Cancer Epidemiology compiles areas of research which cover etiological factors or determinants that contribute to the development of cancer and describe the the latest technologies in cancer epidemiology.  In Volume 2, Modifiable Factors, leading experts provide chapters on modifiable factors in cancer epidemiology, epidemiology of organ specific cancer, and environmental and life style factors.  Although a non-standard volume of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series, this comprehensive text retains the commitment of the series to collecting  the kind of detailed, up-to-date information and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results.

Cutting-edge and essential, Cancer Epidemiology allows readers to get the maximum advantage of the methods involved in this exciting and important field.

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Table of contents (23 protocols)

  1. Modifiable Factors in Cancer Epidemiology

  2. Epidemiology of Organ-Specific Cancer


From the reviews:

"The second volume is dedicated to miscelaneous modifiable factors in cancer epidemiology. … In conclusion it is necessary … for clinicians, epidemiologists and laboratory workers, studying molecular biology in acquisition of knowledges which could broaden their scientific outlook and enlarge the orientation of their study in future years." (I. Pleško, Neoplasma, April, 2009)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA

    Mukesh Verma

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Cancer Epidemiology

  • Book Subtitle: Volume 2, Modifiable Factors

  • Editors: Mukesh Verma

  • Series Title: Methods in Molecular Biology

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Humana Totowa, NJ

  • eBook Packages: Springer Protocols

  • Copyright Information: Humana Press 2009

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-60327-491-3Published: 27 October 2008

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-61737-902-4Published: 16 December 2010

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-60327-492-0Published: 24 December 2008

  • Series ISSN: 1064-3745

  • Series E-ISSN: 1940-6029

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 484

  • Topics: Oncology, Cancer Research, Epidemiology

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