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Cancer Risk Assessment

1st Edition

Edited by Peter G. Shields

CRC Press

792 pages

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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.


"…presents the most current information available….recommended to oncologists or internists who see a large number of patients."

-The Electric Review

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.

About the Editor

Shields\, Peter G.

About the Series

Basic and Clinical Oncology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Oncology
MEDICAL / Pharmacology