Chapter 1. Does Lifestyle Cause Colorectal Cancer?

  1. John H. Scholefield1,
  2. Axel Grothey2,
  3. Herand Abcarian3 and
  4. Tim Maughan4
  1. Richard Nelson

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch1

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

How to Cite

Nelson, R. (2006) Does Lifestyle Cause Colorectal Cancer?, in Challenges in Colorectal Cancer (eds J. H. Scholefield, A. Grothey, H. Abcarian and T. Maughan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

  3. 3

    Turi Josefsen Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  4. 4

    Professor of Cancer Studies, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127066

Online ISBN: 9780470753231



  • lifestyle;
  • colorectal cancer;
  • genetic defect;
  • toxic exposure;
  • chronic illnesses


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Incidence and dietary trends

  • Summary of observational epidemiology

  • Randomized clinical trials in risk modification and prevention

  • Analyses of more recent novel risk factors in non-randomized trials