Cancer in Africa: Epidemiology and Prevention

IARC Scientific Publication No. 153

Edited by Parkin DM, Ferlay J, Hamdi-Chérif M, Sitas F, Thomas JO, Wabinga H, Whelan SL


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Cancer in Africa includes a description of all cancer registration activity ongoing in Africa today, as well as in the past. Background material, cancer profiles and a review of the published literature are provided for every country in Africa. There is a comprehensive review of the epidemiology and prevention of 20 major cancers of importance on the African continent, togetherwith chapters on cancer in children, and cancers related to AIDS.