Epidemiology of Hormone-Associated Cancers as a Reflection of Age

  • Svetlana V. Ukraintseva
  • Konstantin G. Arbeev
  • Anatoli I. Yashin
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 630)


In this chapter we review the epidemiology of hormone-associated cancers (prostate, breast, endometrial, ovarian, pancreatic and thyroid) paying special attention to the variability in the age patterns of cancer incidence rate over populations and time periods. We emphasize the comparative analysis of the age specific incidence rate curves as a valuable source of hypotheses about factors influencing cancer risks in populations in addition to the analysis of the age-adjusted rates.


Breast Cancer Ovarian Cancer Thyroid Cancer Endometrial Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Svetlana V. Ukraintseva
    • 1
  • Konstantin G. Arbeev
    • 1
  • Anatoli I. Yashin
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Population Health and AgingDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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