Cancer Epidemiology

Petra A. Wark, Julian Peto

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Abstract

This article is reproduced from the previous edition, volume 1, pp. 419–423, © 2008, Elsevier Inc. Abstract The causes of cancer are reviewed from the perspective of an epidemiologist. We describe the distribution of cancer worldwide, the influence of migration, and the effects of smoking, obesity, diet, reproductive factors, viruses, occupation and environmental carcinogens, as well as genetic factors and their interactions with various causes. Advances in cell and molecular biology have transformed the scope and methods of cancer epidemiology over the last 25 years, giving new insights into cancer etiology and underlying mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health (Second Edition)
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherAcademic Press
Pages339-346
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-803708-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This article is reproduced from the previous edition, volume 1, pp. 419–423, © 2008, Elsevier Inc.

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Cancer
  • Cause
  • Diet
  • Epidemiology
  • Etiology
  • Gene
  • Human
  • Obesity
  • Occupation
  • Prevention
  • Risk factor
  • Smoking
  • Virus

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    Wark, P. A., & Peto, J. (2016). Cancer Epidemiology. In International Encyclopedia of Public Health (Second Edition) (pp. 339-346). Oxford: Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803678-5.00048-5