Cancer Risk Evaluation: Methods and Trends

Cancer Risk Evaluation: Methods and Trends

Editor(s): Günter Obe, Burkhard Jandrig, Gary E. Marchant, Holger Schütz, Peter M. Wiedemann

Published Online: 27 APR 2011 10:07AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527327539

Online ISBN: 9783527634613

DOI: 10.1002/9783527634613

About this Book

An overview of the different approaches to cancer risk assessment of environmental factors - including "-omics" technologies, discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the methods in different fields. The main focus is on the carcinogenic effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, demonstrating the difficulties in accurately assessing those factors that may or may not pose a significant cancer risk. The book extends the view to a broader context of risk assessment, highlighting various aspects of risk management. Written by leading experts in the field, this is a resource for policy makers and professionals in health risk assessment, and public health workers, as well as oncologists and researchers in academia.

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Table of contents

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  1. Part One: Models and Approaches

  2. Part Two: Epidemiological Research

  3. Part Three: Animal Studies

  4. Part Four: Genotoxicity Studies

  5. Part Five: Omics: A New Tool for Cancer Risk Assessment?

  6. Part Six: Current Use of Omics Studies for Cancer Risk Assessment

  7. Part Seven: Challenges for Risk Management

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