Chapter 2. Epidemiology, Cure, Treatment Trials and Screening

  1. Robert Souhami CBE, MD, FRCP, FRCR, F Med Sci1 and
  2. Jeffrey Tobias MA (Cantab), MD, FRCP, FRCR2

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994887.ch2

Cancer and its Management, Fifth Edition

Cancer and its Management, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Souhami, R. and Tobias, J. (2005) Epidemiology, Cure, Treatment Trials and Screening, in Cancer and its Management, Fifth Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470994887.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Director of Policy and Communication Cancer Research UK, London UK and Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Cancer Medicine University College London, London UK and Consultant in Clinical Oncology, The Meyerstein Institute of Oncology, The Middlesex Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 14 JUN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126366

Online ISBN: 9780470994887

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Keywords:

  • cancer epidemiology;
  • causes of cancer;
  • inhaled carcinogens;
  • ionizing irradiation;
  • lifestyle and diet

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Terminology and Methods in Epidemiology

  • Geographical Distribution of Cancer

  • Temporal Distribution of Cancer

  • Causes of Cancer Suggested by Epidemiological Studies

  • Cancer Statistics

  • Survival Data and Determination of Cure in Cancer

  • Screening for Cancer

  • Secondary Prevention of Cancer

  • References

  • Further Reading