Cancers in the Urban Environment

Cancers in the Urban Environment

1st Edition - June 28, 2004

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  • Authors: Thomas Mack, Thomas Mack
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080528465

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Description

This volume, the first of its kind ever, is designed to provide both laypersons and professionals with a detailed description of the occurrence of each common form of cancer in the ethnically, socially, and environmentally complex milieu of a modern urban complex. The place is Los Angeles County, and the patterns of 72 different malignancies are described according to race, age, sex, social class calendar time (since 1972) and most notably, individual neighborhood, using detailed maps of high risk.The book permits residents to screen the malignancies and identify those of special concern locally, and to identify other communities with similar concerns. The pattern of each malignancy is briefly discussed with reference to background knowledge of causation and the degree to which the observed pattern was expected on that basis. Persons residing outside Los Angeles County will identify patterns likely to prevail in their own communities.Physicians and scientific investigators in California and elsewhere can use the material provided to counsel patients and evaluate the consistency of any specific pattern of occurrence with each specific causal hypothesis. A detailed appendix describes the source of data, provides the basis for the choices made in the production of the volume, and gives a perspective on the search for “clusters” of malignancy.

Key Features

* Compares different types of cancers with respect to the degree of non-random occurrence
* Contains numerous maps detailing the demographic and geographic pattern of cancer occurrence in Los Angeles County
* Provides an empirical perspective to the search for disease "clusters"

Readership

Epidemiologists, cancer registries, cancer investigators, chronic disease investigators, environmental scientists, and local and national government public health agencies.

Table of Contents

  • Anogenital Adenocarcinoma
    Anogenital Squamous Carcinoma
    Mixed Cell Genital Tumors
    Transitional (Non-Squamous) Bladder Carcinoma
    Squamous Bladder Carcinoma
    Renal Cell Carcinoma
    Wilms Tumors (Nephroblastoma)
    Retinoblastoma
    Brain Malignancies (Gliomas)
    Spinal Cord Malignancies
    Neurolemoma (Nerve Sheath Malignancy)
    Neuroblastoma
    Malignant Meningioma
    Follicular Carcinoma Of The Thyroid
    Papillary Carcinoma Of The Thyroid
    Other Carcinoma Of The Thyroid
    Pituitary Carcinoma
    Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
    Carcinoma Of The Thymus
    Mixed Cellularity Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Other Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    All Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas
    (All Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Types)
    Follicular Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Diffuse Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Diffuse Small Lymphocytic Or Plasmacytic B-Cell
    Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
    Diffuse Mixed B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    High Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    T-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Maltoma Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Other Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Central Nervous System Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas
    (All Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Types)
    Stomach Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas
    (All Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Types)
    Other Gastrointestinal Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas
    (All Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Types)
    Lymph Node/Other Organ Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas
    (All Lymphoma Types)
    Multiple Myeloma
    Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
    Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    Hairy Cell Leukemia
    Acute Non-Lymphocytic Leukemia
    Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
    Other Leukemias
    All Malignancies Of Infants/Toddlers
    All Malignancies Of Children
    All Malignancies Of Young Adults
    All Malignancies Of Older Adults
    All Malignancies
    Overall Summary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 656
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2004
  • Published: June 28, 2004
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080528465

About the Authors

Thomas Mack

Thomas M. Mack is an internationally renowned researcher specialized in the life style factors related to the development of cancer. He is founder of International Twin Registry, a continent-wide series of comparisons between patients with chronic diseases and their unaffected twins; and California Twin Program, an analogous program of studies among twins who differ in lifestyle or personal exposures and experiences.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Southern California Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, USA and Professor of Preventive Medicine and Pathology, Former Director of Los Angeles County Cancer Surveillance Program

Thomas Mack

Thomas M. Mack is an internationally renowned researcher specialized in the life style factors related to the development of cancer. He is founder of International Twin Registry, a continent-wide series of comparisons between patients with chronic diseases and their unaffected twins; and California Twin Program, an analogous program of studies among twins who differ in lifestyle or personal exposures and experiences.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Southern California Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, USA and Professor of Preventive Medicine and Pathology, Former Director of Los Angeles County Cancer Surveillance Program

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