Cancer Epidemiology: Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Special Populations

Paperback | July 16, 2013

EditorAmr Soliman, David Schottenfeld, Paolo Boffetta

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According to the World Health Organization's 2008 GLOBOCAN report, 64% of global cancer deaths - and 56% of cancer cases - were registered in countries in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. So while cancer is unquestionably a global burden, its reach in the developing world points to the need forspecialized study on cancer in these countries.Cancer Epidemiology: Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Special Populations reviews the current status of cancer epidemiologic research and training - rationale, requisite infrastructure, methodologic principles, and illustrative examples in low- and middle-income countries - in order tofacilitate future advances by trained health professionals. The result is a valuable resource for both program leaders and graduate and post-graduate students pursuing careers in international cancer epidemiologic research.

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According to the World Health Organization's 2008 GLOBOCAN report, 64% of global cancer deaths - and 56% of cancer cases - were registered in countries in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. So while cancer is unquestionably a global burden, its reach in the developing world points to the need forspecialized study on cancer in these countr...

Amr Soliman, MD, PhD, is Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center. David Schottenfeld, MD, MSc, is the Searle Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan. Paolo Boffetta, MD, MPH, is Director of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology and Associate...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:July 16, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section 1: Multidisciplinary Perspectives1. Maria Paula Curado, Paolo Boffetta, David Schottenfeld, Jean-Marie Dangou, Karina Braga Ribeiro: Burden of Cancer in Low- and Middle-Income Countries2. Song-Yi Park and Laurence N. Kolonel: Migrant Studies3. Kelly Hirko, Maria Iniesta Donate, Sofia Merajver: Molecular Epidemiology Studies in Cancer4. Oluwafemi Oluwole, Yonglan Zheng, Olufunmilayo Olopade: Opportunities for Cancer Genetic Research5. R. Sankaranarayanan, Somanathan Thara, Youlin Qiao, Twalib Ngoma, Raul Murillo: Cancer Screening in Low- and Middle-Income Countries6. Robert Chamberlain: Behavioral, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Epidemiologic Studies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and in Special Populations7. Steven S. Coughlin: Ethical Issues in Cancer Epidemiologic StudiesSection 2: Methodological Principles in Conducting International Studies8. Farin Kamangar, Kyle Esdaille, Farhad Islami: Case-control Studies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries9. Stephanie Melkonian, Yu Chen, Habibul Ahsan: Cohort Studies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries10. Hongbing Shen and Hongxia Ma: Molecular Epidemiology in LMIC11. Farhad Islami and Paolo Boffetta: Methodological Issues in International Multicentric Studies, Including the Role of Consortia in International Cancer EpidemiologySection 3: Cancer Epidemiology Research Training in LMI Countries and Special Populations: Needs and Opportunities12. Amr Soliman: Cancer Epidemiology Research Training in LMI Countries and Special Populations: Needs and Opportunities13. Amr Soliman: Cancer Epidemiology in Schools of Public Health and Medical Schools: Culture, Infrastructure, and Curricula14. Amr Soliman and Robert Chamberlain: University Resources for Academic and Field Research Training in Cancer Epidemiology15. Jessica Fapeol-Badger: Non-University Training Programs in Cancer Epidemiology, Emphasizing Participation from LMI Countries16. Amr Soliman and Robert Chamberlain: Needs and Opportunities for Epidemiologic Training of Early-career Clinicians and Scientists Seeking to Conduct Cancer Research in LMI CountriesSection 4: Illustrative Examples of Collaborative Field Studies17. W. Thomas London, Timothy M. Block, Katherine A. McGlynn: Hepatitis B Virus, Aflatoxin and Primary Liver Cancer18. Rolando Herrero: HPV and Cervical Cancer19. Priscilla S. Reddy, Shamagonam James, Nasheen Naidoo, Ronel Sewpaul, Ken Resnicow, and Anthony Mbewu: Studies of Tobacco Smoking and Control20. Sam M. Mbulaiteye: Cancer and HIV in Less Developed Countries21. David B. Thomas, Raul H. Murillo, Kardinah, and Benjamin O. Anderson: Breast Cancer Early Detection and Clinical GuidelinesSection 5: Future Directions: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges22. Amr S. Soliman, David Schottenfeld, and Paulo Boffetta: Future Directions: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges