Cancer Prevention: The Causes and Prevention of Cancer — Volume 1: The Causes and Prevention of Cancer

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Graham A. Colditz, D.J. Hunter
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 2000 - Medical - 344 pages
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This Cancer Prevention book series aims to complement the research reported in the journal Cancer Causes and Control. Volumes in this series will summarize the state of the science from causes to prevention of cancer. The scope will be international. The past 20 years has seen an explosion of epidemiologic material on the causes of cancer. Examples include the growing number of studies of physical activity and colon cancer which have emerged and the numerous studies of components of diet such as alcohol and the risk of specific cancers. Major shifts in resource allocation now focus on translation of this new knowledge to actual cancer prevention programs. Researchers, practicing clinicians, and those who write and implement public health policy need this information summarized in an easily accessible format. The abundance of knowledge, increasing understanding of how to communicate risk of cancer to the public, and greater public awareness of cancer, make the coming years ones in which we will see many new attempts at widespread cancer prevention programs. For example, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a national colon cancer awareness campaign in early 1999.
 

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Contents

Dietary Factors
17
Physical Activity 37
36
Genetic Susceptibility
57
Reproductive Factors and Cancer Risk 75
74
Environmental Pollution
101
Radiation
123
Prescription Drugs
137
Summary Causes of Cancer
161
Cessation from Tobacco Use
193
Physical Activity and Cancer Prevention BEVERLY ROCKHILL PH D AND 219
218
Sexual Behavior and Cancer Prevention CHARLES S MORRISON PH D PAMELA J SCHWINGL PH D
235
Reducing Alcohol Intake WILLIAM DEJONG PH D ANDLAURA GOMBERG M S 253
265
Prevention of WorkRelated Cancers ANTHONY D LAMONTAGNE SC D M A M ED AND 281
280
Socioeconomic Status ICHIRO KAWACHI M D PH D AND KIMBERLY LOCHNER SC D
301
Summary Prevention of Cancer GRAHAM A COLDITZ M D DR P H 325
324
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Colditz is professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Channing Laboratory.

David Hunteris Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ryerson University.

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