Cancer Risk: Assessing And Reducing The Dangers In Our Society, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Cancer Risk

Assessing And Reducing The Dangers In Our Society, 1st Edition

Edited by Office Of Technology Assessment


258 pages

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Hardback: 9780367019327
pub: 2019-04-18
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Congressional interest in cancer is long standing and continuing. Programs in basic cancer research, and in treatment and prevention of the disease are now complemented by some two dozen laws directed at reducing exposures to cancer-causing substances. This report examines the technologies used to gather and analyze information about cancer in our

Table of Contents

Also of Interest -- A Westview Special Study -- Office of Technology Assessment -- OTA Project Staff -- Advisory Panel -- Foreword -- Summary -- Cancer Incidence and Mortality -- Factors Associated With Cancer -- Methods for Detecting and Identifying Carcinogens -- Extrapolation From Study-Generated Data to Estimates of Human Risk -- Approaches to Regulating Carcinogens -- Appendices -- Comparison of the National Cancer Institute's and the International Agency for Research on Cancer's Evaluation of Bioassay Results -- "Unreasonable Risk" -- Abbreviations and Glossary of Terms

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General