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Renal Cancer

JOSEPH K. MCLAUGHLIN, LOREN LIPWORTH, ROBERT E. TARONE and WILLIAM J. BLOT

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/9780195149616.003.0057
Renal Cancer

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Malignant tumors of the kidney account for about 2% of all new cancer cases in the United States and worldwide, with 38,890 cases and 12,840 deaths estimated for 2006 in the United States. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of renal cancer. Demographic patterns and risk factors are discussed.

Keywords: kidneys; renal cell cancer; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention

Chapter.  16701 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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