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Bone Cancer

ROBERT W. MILLER, JOHN D. BOICE and ROCHELLE E. CURTIS

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/9780195149616.003.0048
Bone Cancer

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Cancers arising from bone or cartilage account for about 0.5% of all malignant neoplasms in humans. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of bone cancer. Topics covered include demographic patterns, environmental factors, genetic susceptibility, and prevention.

Keywords: bones; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention; cartilage

Chapter.  12694 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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