Cancer EpidemiologyLow- and Middle-Income Countries and Special Populations

Cancer EpidemiologyLow- and Middle-Income Countries and Special Populations

Amr Soliman, David Schottenfeld, and Paolo Boffetta

Print publication date: Jul 2013

ISBN: 9780199733507

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource reviews the current status of cancer epidemiologic research and training — rationale, requisite infrastructure, methodologic principles, and illustrative examples in low- and middle-income countries — in order to facilitate future advances by trained health professionals. It summarizes and reviews research studies that are in progress concerning major prevalent cancers of the breast, uterine cervix, lung and bronchus, upper aerodigestive tract, stomach, liver, colon, and HIV-associated cancers. It also covers specific studies conducted in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Middle East, as well as studies in Australia, Europe, North America, and in populations that migrate from LMICs to developed countries. The result is a valuable resource for both program leaders as well as graduate and post-graduate students pursuing careers in international cancer epidemiologic research.

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