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 latest technologies in cancer epidemiology. In Volume 1, Host Susceptibility Factors, leading experts provide chapters on cancer incidence, prevalence, mortality and surveillance, methods, technologies and study design in cancer epidemiology as well as host susceptibility factors in cancer epidemiology. Although a non-standard volume of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology(TM) 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.
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 ethnicity 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