© 2020

Occupational Cancers

  • Sisko Anttila
  • Paolo Boffetta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Scott M. Langevin, Karl T. Kelsey
    Pages 21-38
  3. Scott M. Langevin, Karl T. Kelsey
    Pages 39-55
  4. Dana Hashim, Paolo Boffetta
    Pages 57-105
  5. Yingtai Chen, Chengfeng Wang, Yawei Zhang
    Pages 125-146
  6. Kirsti Husgafvel-Pursiainen, Matthieu Carton, Danièle Luce, Henrik Wolff, Reetta Holmila, Vivi Schlünssen et al.
    Pages 147-178
  7. Paolo Boffetta, Francesca Donato, Doriane Gouas, André Nogueira da Costa, Behnoush Abedi-Ardekani, Pierre Hainaut
    Pages 179-191
  8. Paolo Boffetta, Francesca Donato
    Pages 193-204
  9. Elizabeth N. Pavlisko, Victor L. Roggli
    Pages 205-226
  10. Penny E. H. Nymark, Sisko Anttila
    Pages 227-238
  11. Brooke T. Mossman, Alessandro F. Gualtieri
    Pages 239-256
  12. Ari P. Hirvonen
    Pages 273-286
  13. Jyoti Malhotra, Paolo Boffetta
    Pages 287-294
  14. Naveed Z. Alam, Raja M. Flores
    Pages 295-302
  15. Sisko Anttila
    Pages 303-318
  16. Eeva Kettunen, Sakari Knuutila, Virinder Sarhadi
    Pages 319-342
  17. Agnes B. Kane, Didier Jean, Sakari Knuutila, Marie-Claude Jaurand
    Pages 343-362

About this book


This revised and updated new edition of a successful book is a multidisciplinary, comprehensive guide to occupational factors of malignant diseases.

Building on the first edition, new research discoveries and their consequences in our understanding on carcinogenic mechanisms, diagnosis and attribution of occupational cancers are discussed. Examples of such discoveries are germline and acquired mutations of BAP1 in malignant mesothelioma, which have led to changes in diagnostic criteria, and carcinogen-specific genetic and epigenetic alterations in lung cancer. There are several new chapters, including gastrointestinal cancers, epidemiology of lung cancer, cancer of thyroid, and the role of primary health care in occupational cancer control.

Occupational Cancers is aimed at experienced and trainee oncologists, pathologists, clinicians in occupational health, and pulmonologists, as well as epidemiologists, clinical researchers, lawyers and public health officials.


Cancer Epidemiology Cancer Pathology Oncology Occupational Cancer Occupational Health

Editors and affiliations

  • Sisko Anttila
    • 1
  • Paolo Boffetta
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Helsinki and Helsinki University HospitalHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Tisch Cancer InstituteIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Paolo Boffetta, MD, MPH gained his medical degree from the University of Turin in 1984. He gained his MPH from the University of Columbia, New York in 1998, at the same time as his Specialization in Public Health from the University of Turin, Italy. He then held roles in the area of cancer epidemiology and public health in the US, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Greece, the UK and Sweden. He is currently Associate Director for Global Oncology at the Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA, and Professor of Occupational Medicine at the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.

Sisko Anttila, MD, PhD, is Head of Pulmonary Pathology at the Department of Pathology, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland. Previously, she worked as chief physician and pathologist at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland. Her research has concentrated on gene-environment interactions in pulmonary carcinogenesis, including tobacco-derived carcinogens and asbestos. Dr. Anttila has special interest in pulmonary pathology, especially pathology of occupational lung diseases and malignant mesothelioma. She was a member of a working group establishing international criteria for asbestos-related diseases (Asbestos, Asbestosis, and Cancer, Helsinki Criteria for Diagnosis and Attribution 2014).

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“This book is written for clinicians, epidemiologists and occupational health scientists. … To my knowledge, this is the only book in the world that comprehensively considers every possible occupational origin for cancer.” (John T. Pierce, Doody's Book Reviews, July 17, 2020)