© 2014

Occupational Cancers

  • Sisko Anttila
  • Paolo Boffetta


  • Multidisciplinary view of occupational factors of cancer for readers with different backgrounds

  • Covers epidemiology, clinical features and pathology, as well as molecular carcinogenic mechanisms and biomarkers

  • Emphasizes prevention at an individual level as well as in populations and familiarizes readers with preventive strategies


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Scott M. Langevin, Karl T. Kelsey
    Pages 21-31
  3. Scott M. Langevin, Karl T. Kelsey
    Pages 33-48
  4. Victor Wünsch Filho
    Pages 49-106
  5. Yingtai Chen, Chengfeng Wang, Yawei Zhang
    Pages 107-126
  6. Paolo Boffetta, Doriane A. Gouas, André Nogueira da Costa, Behnoush Abedi-Ardekani, Pierre Hainaut
    Pages 127-137
  7. Kirsti Husgafvel-Pursiainen, Matthieu Carton, Danièle Luce, C. Henrik J. Wolff, Reetta Holmila, Vivi Schlünssen et al.
    Pages 139-168
  8. Paolo Boffetta
    Pages 169-179
  9. Elizabeth N. Pavlisko, Paolo Boffetta, Victor L. Roggli
    Pages 181-209
  10. Sisko Anttila, Penny E. H. Nymark
    Pages 211-230
  11. Ari P. Hirvonen
    Pages 231-241
  12. Penny E. H. Nymark, Sisko Anttila
    Pages 243-251
  13. Paolo Boffetta
    Pages 253-264
  14. Naveed Z. Alam, Raja M. Flores
    Pages 265-272
  15. Richard L. Attanoos
    Pages 273-284
  16. Sisko Anttila
    Pages 285-298
  17. Agnes B. Kane, Didier Jean, Sakari Knuutila, Marie-Claude Jaurand
    Pages 299-319
  18. Ari P. Hirvonen
    Pages 321-324
  19. Eeva Kettunen, Sakari Knuutila
    Pages 325-343

About this book


This book is a comprehensive guide to occupational factors of malignant diseases. It discusses potentially work-related malignancies, in the context of exposure assessment, specific clinical and pathological features of occupational cancer and biomarkers of exposure and disease. Epidemiological data about risk ratios of the cancer in question are reviewed for various occupations and with exposure to specific carcinogens, carcinogenic mechanisms, host susceptibility factors (genetic and other) and other environmental and life-style risk factors. Aspects such as surveillance of workers exposed to carcinogens, and strategies for prevention of occupational cancer are also discussed. 

Occupational Cancers is aimed at oncologists, pathologists, residents in training, clinical researchers, clinicians in occupational health, epidemiologists, pulmonologists, lawyers and public health officials.


Cancer Epidemiology Cancer Pathology Occupational Cancer Occupational health Occupational oncology

Editors and affiliations

  • Sisko Anttila
    • 1
  • Paolo Boffetta
    • 2
  1. 1.Helsinki University Central Hospital and Finnish Institute of Occupational HealthHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Paolo Boffetta, MD, MPH

Bluhdorn Professor of International Community Medicine

Director, Institute for Translational Epidemiology

Associate Director for Population Sciences, Tisch Cancer Institute

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

One Gustave L. Levy Place

New York, NY, USA

Sisko Anttila MD, PhD

Helsinki University Central Hospital, Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, Laboratory Services, HUSLAB, and

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology