Cancer Disparities

Hardcover | January 10, 2017

byMarvella E FordEditorDennis K Watson

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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

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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 iden...

Dr. Ford is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where she is Associate Director of Cancer Disparities at the National Cancer Institute-designated Hollings Cancer Center. She completed her undergraduate training at Cornell University and she completed her graduate a...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128098783

ISBN - 13:9780128098783

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Table of Contents

1. The potential role of advanced glycation end-products in cancer disparity

2. The use of genetic ancestry to understand cancer disparities

3. Disparities in breast cancer, obesity, and physical activity

4. Clinical and epidemiological perspectives on lung cancer

5. MicroRNA mediated negative regulation of Caveolin 1 as a biological mechanism driving breast cancer disparities

6. Family health histories, disparities, and risk

7. Social networks across cancer disease types

8. Pre-birth environmental influences contributing to cancer disparities