Introduction to the Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer by Peter Selby, Peter J. Selby (Editor) Margaret A. Knowles

By Peter Selby, Peter J. Selby (Editor) Margaret A. Knowles

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6 Occupational carcinogens . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Medical carcinogens (non-radiation) . . . . . . . . . 8 Environmental pollution . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Genetic predisposition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Mutagens and mutational spectra in relation to cancer types. 3 Implications for cancer prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 million deaths, an increase of about 22% since 1990 (Ferlay et al. 2001). Cancer causes 10% of all deaths worldwide and is second only to cardiovascular disease as the main cause of death in developed countries.

25 25 25 29 29 33 36 38 39 40 41 41 41 42 43 an increase in the incidence of certain forms of cancer.

25 25 25 29 29 33 36 38 39 40 41 41 41 42 43 an increase in the incidence of certain forms of cancer. 1 shows the numbers of cancers diagnosed and the number of deaths from cancer for the most common cancer sites worldwide. 1 m), and accounts for approximately 12% of all cancers diagnosed (17% of all cancers in men and 7% in women). Breast cancer is the second-most common cancer diagnosed worldwide, with just over 1 million incident cases per year, and accounts for 10% of all cancers.

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