© 2009

Cancer Prevention II

  • Hans-Jörg Senn
  • Ursula Kapp
  • Florian Otto
Conference proceedings

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 181)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Cancer Prevention and Health Politics

    1. Peter Greenwald, Barbara K. Dunn
      Pages 3-17
    2. Franz Porzsolt, Anita Kirner, Robert M. Kaplan
      Pages 19-31
    3. Thomas D. Szucs, Konstantin J. Dedes
      Pages 41-47
  3. Cancer Prevention: The Scientific-Epidemiological Base

    1. David F. Ransohoff
      Pages 55-59
  4. Cancer Prevention, Tobacco and Nutrition

    1. Paolo Vineis, Elio Riboli
      Pages 63-70
    2. Ilaria Sogno, Roberta Venè, Cristina Sapienza, Nicoletta Ferrari, Francesca Tosetti, Adriana Albini
      Pages 71-76
    3. Bernardo Bonanni, Matteo Lazzeroni
      Pages 77-81
  5. Cancer Prevention, Genetics and Vaccines

  6. Cancer Prevention and Target Organs I: Breast Cancer

    1. Anthony Howell, Mary Chapman, Michelle Harvie
      Pages 97-111
    2. D. Lawrence Wickerham, Joseph P. Costantino, Victor G. Vogel, Walter M. Cronin, Reena S. Cecchini, Leslie G. Ford et al.
      Pages 113-119
    3. Yuxin Li, Powel H. Brown
      Pages 121-134
  7. Cancer Prevention and Target Organs II: Cancer of the Digestive Tract

    1. Debasish Das, Andrew P. Chilton, Janusz A. Jankowski
      Pages 161-169
  8. Cancer Prevention and Target Organs III: Prostate Cancer

  9. Cancer Prevention and Target Organs III: Prostate Cancer

    1. Ilaria Sogno, Nicola Vannini, Girieca Lorusso, Rosaria Cammarota, Douglas M. Noonan, Luca Generoso et al.
      Pages 209-212

About these proceedings


More than 180 participants and experts from 31 countries met for the fifth time in 10 years in St. Gallen, Switzerland for a 3-day conference to discuss important current issues of clinical cancer prevention. The meeting was again organized and co-sponsored by St. Gallen Oncology Conferences (SONK). While SONK has been extremely successful in organizing large international c- gresses on “Primary Therapy of Early Breast Cancer” as well as “Supportive Care in Cancer” for more than 20 years, the idea of promoting interdisciplinary, clinically oriented meetings on cancer prevention is a more recent and not yet generally accepted and w- comed concept in modern oncology. Since today’s medical expenses are soaring and me- cal research budgets are stagnating or even being cut, neither politicians nor industry is willing to risk an additional unpredictable channel of expenses, such as that demanded by clinical cancer prevention efforts! In Switzerland—and we fear in many other parts of the globe—some 97%–98% or even a greater percentage of health budgets is spent for curative and palliative/rehabilitative m- icine. Since a meager 2%–3% of national health budgets is for preventive medicine, even less than that proportion is specifically allocated for cancer prevention. When the money for “curing and caring” for the diseased populace runs short, there is likely not much left for partly controversial disease prevention in the (still) healthy part of the population.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Jörg Senn
    • 1
  • Ursula Kapp
    • 1
  • Florian Otto
    • 1
  1. 1.Zentrum fücr Tumordiagnostik und PräventionSt. GallenSchweiz

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cancer Prevention II
  • Editors Hans-Jörg Senn
    Ursula Kapp
    Florian Otto
  • Series Title Recent Results in Cancer Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-69296-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08881-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-69297-3
  • Series ISSN 0080-0015
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 252
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    Cancer Research
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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