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Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention
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An authoritative work that provides a detailed review of the current status of cancer prevention and control practice and research. This volume is an essential reference guide and tool for primary care physicians, the research community and students.

Written as a collaborative work by the faculty of the nationally renowned Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Arizona Cancer Center, this book brings together the expertise of specialists in the field of cancer prevention and control to provide the medical and research community that does not specialize in this field with insight to the disciplines of cancer prevention and control.


Detailed review of the current status of cancer prevention

Providing information on economic issues in cancer prevention

Focusing on the prevention and control of specific disease sites

In-depth information regarding the epidemiology, screening, prevention of each disease, including practice guidelines, theories and future research directions


Introduction.- Assessing human and economic benefits of cancer prevention.- The role of diet, physical activity and body composition in cancer prevention.- Innate and adaptive immune responses to cancer.- Hereditary risk for cancer.- Human categories and health: the power of the concept of ethnicity.- Complementary and alternative approaches to cancer prevention.- Telemedicine in cancer prevention.- The drug development process.-Developing topical prodrugs for skin cancer prevention.- Skin cancer prevention.- Colorectal cancer prevention.- Lung cancer prevention.- Breast cancer prevention.- Prostate cancer chemoprevention.- Cervical cancer prevention.- Ovarian cancer prevention.- Endometrial Cancer Prevention.- Cancer survivorship.


ISBN-13: 9783642088513
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 556
Weight: 842g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Epidemiology, General Practice, Oncology


Average Rating 

From the reviews of the second edition:

"The book looks at the prevalence and the evidence of cancer prevention to make an objective scientific assessment of the problem. … This is a reference for everyone who provides primary or specialized care for cancer patients. … This is an extraordinary contribution to the field. This reference is an absolute must for every primary care practitioner and oncologist. It is most helpful in maintaining currency understanding the advances in cancer prevention." (Vincent F Carr, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2009)

"The second edition of this text identifies and evaluates aspects of prevention applications. … The book designates professional primary caregivers and the research community as its audience, although government policy makers also may find it useful. … Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention does achieve its goal of informing readers who specialize in cancer prevention and control. It is a reasonable addition for a medical or public health library and a suitable reference for readers involved in government policy." (James R. Egner, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 301 (19), 2009)