Pathology and Epidemiology of Cancer

  • Massimo Loda
  • Lorelei A. Mucci
  • Megan L. Mittelstadt
  • Mieke Van Hemelrijck
  • Maura Bríd Cotter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Basic Principles of Patho-epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Megan L. Mittelstadt, Edward L. Giovannucci, Lorelei A. Mucci, Massimo Loda
      Pages 3-9
    3. Maura Bríd Cotter, Massimo Loda
      Pages 11-26
    4. Maura Bríd Cotter, Massimo Loda
      Pages 27-42
    5. Matthew D. Stachler
      Pages 43-61
    6. Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Lars Holmberg
      Pages 63-71
    7. Lorelei A. Mucci, Kathryn M. Wilson, Jennifer R. Rider
      Pages 73-82
    8. Kathryn L. Penney
      Pages 83-89
    9. Svitlana Tyekucheva, Giovanni Parmigiani
      Pages 91-104
  3. Cancer Types

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Lorelei A. Mucci, Kathryn M. Wilson, Edward L. Giovannucci
      Pages 107-125
    3. Nairi Tchrakian, Maura Bríd Cotter, Massimo Loda
      Pages 127-149
    4. Rulla M. Tamimi
      Pages 151-172
    5. Caterina Marchiò, Felipe C. Geyer, Jorge S. Reis-Filho
      Pages 173-231
    6. Kathryn L. Terry, Stacey A. Missmer
      Pages 233-246
    7. Eric C. Huang, David W. Kindelberger, Luis G. Carvajal-Carmona
      Pages 247-278
    8. Ayal Aizer, Brian Alexander
      Pages 279-290
    9. Keith L. Ligon, Kim Wilkinson, Charles D. Stiles
      Pages 291-311
    10. Alejandro Sanchez, Christopher B. Allard, Kathryn M. Wilson
      Pages 313-334

About this book


Pathology and Epidemiology of Cancer integrates the disciplines of Cancer Pathology and Epidemiology to provide a synergistic and complementary approach to understanding the molecular mechanisms of cancer. This book provides relevant information on the diagnostic, prognostic and predictive molecular pathology of cancer.  Epidemiological studies, including descriptive epidemiology, risk factors and molecular mechanisms of disease, inform on the etiology and progression of cancer.  The text concentrates on major cancers that are currently prevalent and those for which substantial molecular, pathological and epidemiological data is available. Each section is designed to provide an overview of that cancer type in terms of basic biology, review the current epidemiological data surrounding that cancer type and provide information on common practices and challenges related to the molecular pathology of that cancer type. Several relevant techniques in molecular pathology, which facilitate diagnosis and treatment are also explored.  

Pathology and Epidemiology of Cancer provides a succinct and comprehensive overview of multiple cancer types to guide clinicians during patient care and to guide scientists for innovations in research. It represents an integral resource for pathologists, epidemiologists, medical students as well as translational, basic and clinical science researchers who are all working to progress the field of cancer in terms of diagnosis, treatment and prevention.



Bioinformatics Molecular Genetic Epidemiology Molecular Genetic Pathology Morphology Histology

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Loda
    • 1
  • Lorelei A. Mucci
    • 2
  • Megan L. Mittelstadt
    • 3
  • Mieke Van Hemelrijck
    • 4
  • Maura Bríd Cotter
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for Molecular Oncologic PathologyDana Farber Cancer InstituteBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of EpidemiologyHarvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of GeneticsHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  4. 4.King’s College LondonGuy’s HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Department of PathologyDana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-35151-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-35153-7
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