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Multiple Primary Cancers

DAVID SCHOTTENFELD and JENNIFER L. BEEBE-DIMMER

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/9780195149616.003.0066
Multiple Primary Cancers

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This chapter focuses on multiple primary cancers. Approximately 200,000 new cancers each year in the United States are multiple primary cancers, or about 16% of the annual incidence of invasive cancers. Epidemiological research on multiple primary cancers, and the risk mechanisms and patterns of multiple primary cancers are discussed.

Keywords: cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention; invasive cancers

Chapter.  14442 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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