Chapter 2. Science Policy and Cancer Risk Assessment

  1. Ching-Hung Hsu and
  2. Todd Stedeford
  1. Gary E. Marchant

Published Online: 5 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470622728.ch2

Cancer Risk Assessment

Cancer Risk Assessment

How to Cite

Marchant, G. E. (2010) Science Policy and Cancer Risk Assessment, in Cancer Risk Assessment (eds C.-H. Hsu and T. Stedeford), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470622728.ch2

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470238226

Online ISBN: 9780470622728



  • science policy and cancer risk assessment;
  • risk assessment in regulatory decision-making;
  • application of “conservative” assumptions and precaution


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Use of Risk Assessment in Regulatory Decision-Making

  • Role Of Risk Assessment Guidelines

  • Data Quality Requirements

  • Types of Data Used in Risk Assessment

  • Application of “Conservative” Assumptions and Precaution

  • Conclusion

  • References