I. Biological Basis of Carcinogenesis; II. Issues Related to Measurement and Interpretation of Cancer Precursors; III. Site-Specific Precancerous Conditions; IV. Control of Cancer Precursors; V. Conclusion
Cancer Precursors is a groundbreaking, multidisciplinary text containing a comprehensive overview of methodological issues associated with the study of pre-cancerous conditions, as well as reviews of the contributions of descriptive, analytical, and molecular epidemiological research to knowledge about cancer precursors at specific anatomical locations. The research focuses on the early natural history of cancers, by helping to define the etiology of precursor lesions, improving the means of detecting them either directly or via testing of surrogate biomarkers, and by elucidating the role of remote causes leading to the early onset of such lesions.
This groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary title focuses on detection, measurement and interpretation of cancer precursors (defined as any lesion up to but not including invasive cancer, e.g. polyps as a pre-invasive lesion leading to colon cancer) at the most important sites where solid tumors occur, including the esophagus, colon, liver, etc. Evidence-based policy recommendations round out this essential volume of interest to pathologists, epidemiologists, cancer researchers, oncologists, and public health professionals.