Causes of Cancer and Opportunities for Prevention

  • H. Vainio
  • E. Hietanen
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 156)


The global incidence of cancer is soaring due to the rapidly aging populations in most countries. In 2000, there were ten million new cancer cases, six million cancer deaths, and 22 million people living with cancer (Parkin 2001). By the year 2020, there will be an estimated 20 million new cancer patients each year. Almost three quarters of them will be living in countries that between them have less than 5% of the resources of cancer control (Sikora 1999).


Cancer Prevention Stomach Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk Carcinogenic Risk Indoor Radon 
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