Cancer Epidemiology: Principles and Methods

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Author: dos Santos Silva I






This textbook gives a basic introduction to cancer epidemiology. Chapters include: Describing and presenting data, Measures of occurrence of disease and of other health-related events, Overview of study designs, Evaluating the role of chance, Intervention trials, Cohort studies, Case-control studies, Cross-sectional surveys, Routine data-based studies, Introduction to survival analysis, Interpretation of epidemiological studies, How to deal with confounding, Size of a study, Cancer control and prevention, The role of cancer registries, and Planning and conducting epidemiological studies.

Cover Page, Contents, Foreword, About this book

1. Introduction to cancer epidemiology

2. Measurement of exposures

3. Describing and presenting data

4. Measures of occurrence of disease and other health-related events

5. Overview of study designs

6. Evaluating the role of chance

7. Intervention trials

8. Cohort studies

9. Case-control studies

10. Cross-sectional surveys

11. Studies based on routine data

12. Introduction to survival analysis

13. Interpretation of epidemiological studies

14. Dealing with confounding in the analysis

15. Size of a study

16. Cancer prevention

17. The role of cancer registries

18.  Designing, planning and conducting epidemiological research


Subject Index