The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society

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Graham A. Colditz
SAGE Publications, Aug 12, 2015 - Health & Fitness - 1632 pages

The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society was published in 2007 and received a 2008 Editors’ Choice Award from Booklist. It served as a general, non-technical resource focusing on cancer from the perspective of the social and behavioral sciences, exploring social and economic impacts, the “business” of cancer, advertising of drugs and treatment centers, how behavior change could offer great potential for cancer prevention, environmental risks, food additives and regulation, the relation between race and ethnicity and cancer risk, socioeconomic status, controversies—both scientific and political—in cancer treatment and research, country-by-country entries on cancer around the world, and more. Given various developments in the field including new drug treatments, political controversies over use of the vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix with young girls to prevent cervical cancer, and unexpected upticks in the prevalence of adult smoking within the U.S. following decades of decline, the SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition serves as an updated and more current encyclopedia that addresses concerns pertaining to this topic.

Key Features:

Approximately half of the 700 first-edition articles revised and updated

30+ new entries covering new developments since 2006

Signed entries with cross-references

Further Readings accompanied by pedagogical elements

New Reader’s Guide

Updated Chronology, Resource Guide, Glossary, and through new Index

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition serves as a reliable and precise source for students and researchers with an interest in social and behavioral sciences and seeks to better understand the continuously evolving subject matter of cancer and society.


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Colditz is professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Channing Laboratory.

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