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Risk Assessment of Carcinogenic Hazards

LESLIE T. STAYNER, PAOLO BOFFETTA and HARRI VAINIO

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0005
Risk Assessment of Carcinogenic Hazards

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This chapter presents a brief overview of the current concepts, methods, and controversies related to cancer risk assessment with a special emphasis on the role of epidemiologic studies. Topics covered include definition of the risk assessment process, hazard identification, exposure assessment, and risk characterization.

Keywords: cancer risk assessment; hazard identification; exposure assessment; risk characterization

Chapter.  6219 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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