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Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Prevention of Head and Neck Cancer

  • Andrew F. Olshan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Wayne M. Koch, Melonie Nance
    Pages 1-21
  3. Linda Morris Brown, Gloria Gridley, Susan S. Devesa
    Pages 23-39
  4. Mia Hashibe, Jacques Ferlay, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan
    Pages 41-63
  5. Mia Hashibe
    Pages 65-85
  6. Anil Chaturvedi, Maura L. Gillison
    Pages 87-116
  7. Ersilia Lucenteforte, Werner Garavello, Cristina Bosetti, Carlo La Vecchia
    Pages 117-136
  8. Andrew F. Olshan, Kimon Divaris
    Pages 137-154
  9. Li-E Wang, Guojun Li, Erich Sturgis, Qingyi Wei
    Pages 155-185
  10. William N. William Jr., Christopher H. Lieu, Scott M. Lippman
    Pages 187-202
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 203-207

About this book


Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Prevention of Head and Neck Cancer provides a current perspective on the epidemiology of head and neck cancer. Cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx comprise an important group of tumors with diverse international patterns of incidence and mortality, established associations with tobacco and alcohol use, the human papilloma virus, and potential determinants of genetic susceptibility. Because of these factors, head and neck cancer offers a unique insight into mechanisms of cancer initiation and progression and gene-exposure interaction. This book brings together the latest epidemiologic and molecular genetic evidence regarding the patterns of occurrence and causes of head and neck cancer. In addition, Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Prevention of Head and Neck Cancer considers approaches to chemoprevention, and incorporates a multidisciplinary perspective including salient clinical, pathologic, molecular, and epidemiologic contributions.


cancer chemoprevention classification epidemiology molecular epidemiology prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew F. Olshan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology 2101B McGavran-Greenberg Hall Gillings School of Global Public Health CB#7435University of North Carolina Chapel HillChapel Hill, NC

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