Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Special Populations
442 Seiten, Kartoniert, Format (B × H): 178 mm x 254 mm, Gewicht: 766 g
Verlag: OUP USA
Soliman / Schottenfeld / Boffetta Cancer EpidemiologyAccording 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 for specialized 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 to facilitate 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.