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Cancer of the Lung

MARGARET R. SPITZ, XIFENG WU, ANNA WILKINSON and QINGYI WEI

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/9780195149616.003.0033
Cancer of the Lung

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This chapter provides an update on the epidemiology of lung cancer with an emphasis on the rapidly expanding literature exploring host susceptibility to tobacco carcinogenesis. It also reviews chemoprevention and lung screening trials.

Keywords: lung cancer; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention; tobacco use; smoking; chemoprevention; lung screening

Chapter.  25134 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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