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1st Edition

Cancer Risk Assessment

Edited By

Peter G. Shields

ISBN 9780367454142
Published November 26, 2019 by CRC Press
792 Pages

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Book Description

The assessment of cancer risk is a complex process that requires the examination of etiological agents, real-world environments, and individual rates of exposure. This reference offers practical approaches to determine cancer risk in individuals, groups of exposed persons, and the general public in relation to individual genetic and acquired susceptibilities.

Table of Contents

Carcinogenesis and Molecular Genetics. Cancer Epidemiology. Chemical Causes of Cancer. Viral Causes of Cancer. Radiation Causes of Cancer. Occupational Cancers. Tobacco and Alcohol. Hormones and Cancer. Genetic Predisposition for Family Cancer Syndromes. Cancer in Minority Populations. Epidemiological Approaches to Studying Cancer I. Epidemiological Approaches to Studying Cancer II. Methods For Genetic Testing I. Methods For Genetic Testing II. Standards for Clinical Pathology Laboratories. Quantification of Occupational and Environmental Exposures in Epidemiological Studies. Cancer Risk Assessment I. Cancer Risk Assessment II. Cancer Susceptibility Genes and Common Gene Variants that Increase Cancer Risk.

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