Chapter 15. Cancer Epidemiology

  1. Ching-Hung Hsu and
  2. Todd Stedeford
  1. Herman J. Gibb1 and
  2. Jessie P. Buckley2

Published Online: 5 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470622728.ch15

Cancer Risk Assessment

Cancer Risk Assessment

How to Cite

Gibb, H. J. and Buckley, J. P. (2010) Cancer Epidemiology, in Cancer Risk Assessment (eds C.-H. Hsu and T. Stedeford), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470622728.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Health, Safety & Environment, Albemarle Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Tetra Tech Sciences, Arlington, Virginia, USA

  2. 2

    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470238226

Online ISBN: 9780470622728



  • cancer epidemiology - epidemiologic study of cancer;
  • inherited genetic mutations - associated with increased risk for selected cancers;
  • substances causally associated with cancer


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Considerations for the Epidemiologic Study of Cancer

  • Epidemiologic Study Methods

  • Evaluation of Studies and Their Results

  • Substances Causally Associated with Cancer

  • Future for Cancer Epidemiology

  • References