Cancer Disparities by Marvella E Ford

Cancer Disparities

byMarvella E FordEditorDennis K Watson

Hardcover | January 4, 2017

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Cancer Disparities, the latest in the Advances in Cancer Research series, provides invaluable information on the exciting and fast-moving field of cancer research. This latest volume presents a broad introduction to a spectrum of factors contributing to cancer disparities that include ancestral informative markers role in properly identifying race based on genetic ancestry, basic biological pathways contributing to cancer disparities, epidemiological factors linked to cancer disparities, and social/behavioral factors influencing cancer disparities. Describes the complex interplay of contributors to cancer disparities, ranging from the micro to macro level, and based on the social, environmental, and biological determinants of health Provides a range of chapters reflecting the unique expertise of the authors in these diverse topic areas

About The Author

Dr. Marvella E. Ford is a tenured Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where she is the Associate Director of Cancer Disparities at the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI)-designated Hollings Cancer Center. She completed her undergraduate...

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Title:Cancer DisparitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:174 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 4, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128098783

ISBN - 13:9780128098783

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Role of Advanced Glycation End-Products in Cancer Disparity

Chapter Two: Disparities in Obesity, Physical Activity Rates, and Breast Cancer Survival

Chapter Three: MicroRNAs and Their Impact on Breast Cancer, the Tumor Microenvironment, and Disparities

Chapter Four: Applying a Conceptual Framework to Maximize the Participation of Diverse Populations in Cancer Clinical Trials

Chapter Five: Social Networks Across Common Cancer Types: The Evidence, Gaps, and Areas of Potential Impact

Chapter Six: Disparities in Cervical Cancer Incidence and Mortality: Can Epigenetics Contribute to Eliminating Disparities?