Cancer Incidence and Mortality in England and Wales: Trends and Risk Factors by Anthony Swerdlow

Cancer Incidence and Mortality in England and Wales: Trends and Risk Factors

byAnthony Swerdlow, Isabel Dos Santos Silva, Richard Doll

Hardcover | October 1, 2000

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Cancer causes a quarter of all deaths in England and Wales. There is great professional and public interest in cancer trends, but no satisfactory source to which to turn to find information about these trends and explanation of them. It is even more difficult to know where to turn forinformation on trends in factors causing cancer. This book presents new analyses that bring together for the first time, data on cancer trends in the country since 1868. Detailed consideration is given to the reasons for changes in rates of cancer, in relation to a wide range of risk factors andpreventive factors. Data are presented with figures and tables describing long-term trends in more than 50 factors that may affect the risk of cancer, including AIDS, asbestos exposure, cancer screening, childbearing, diet smoking and ultraviolet radiation. Particular attention is given to trendsin recent decades, but historical trends are also considered. The book provides a comprehensive unparalleled source of data that are otherwise hard or impossible to find elsewhere and gives new analyses of cancer trends, in easily accessible form, with clear explanation.

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Professor Anthony Swerdlow has worked in epidemiology for over 20 years; his research has concentrated mainly on the epidemiology of cancer, but he has also published research on other chronic diseases including type 1 diabetes and CJD. He is presently Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Si...

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Title:Cancer Incidence and Mortality in England and Wales: Trends and Risk FactorsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:290 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.79 inPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192627481

ISBN - 13:9780192627483

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PrefaceIntroductionHistoryMaterials and methodsIssues to consider in interpretation of trendsTrends in factors that may cause or prevent cancerCancer trendsReferencesAppendices