Strategies for Chemical Prevention of Cancer

  • Daniel W. Nixon


Most efforts in cancer control have in the past been directed at eliminating suspected carcinogens or cancer-promoting factors in the environment or diet. Modification of diet by fat reduction or changes in smoking habits are examples of this subtractive approach to cancer prevention.


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Further Reading

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    Kraemer, K.H., DiGiovanna, J.J., Moshell, A.N. et al. (1988) Prevention of skin cancer in xeroderma pigmentosum with the use of oral isotretinoin. New England Journal of Medicine, 318, 1633–1637CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Lipkin, M. (1988) Biomarkers of decreased susceptibility to gastrointestinal cancer. Cancer Research, 48, 235–245Google Scholar
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    Wattenberg, L.W. (1985) Chemoprevention of cancer. Cancer Research, 45, 1–8CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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