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Cancers of the Colon and Rectum

EDWARD GIOVANNUCCI and KANA WU

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/9780195149616.003.0042
Cancers of the Colon and Rectum

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This chapter reviews the epidemiology of colorectal cancer, focusing on adenocarcinomas, which comprise the vast majority of the cases. The etiologies of colon and rectal cancer overlap, but the differences between the two will be addressed when relevant.

Keywords: colorectal cancer; adenocarcinoma; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention

Chapter.  24110 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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