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Prevention of Skin Cancer : Cancer Prevention-- Cancer Causes - David Hill

Prevention of Skin Cancer

Cancer Prevention-- Cancer Causes

By: David Hill (Editor), Dallas R. English (Editor), J. Mark Elwood (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2003
ISBN: 9781402014352
Number Of Pages: 328

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Our series Cancer Prevention - Cancer Control continues to address the causes and prevention of cancer. In this volume, Hill, Elwood, and English bring together a rich resource summarizing the state of science underpinning the primary prevention of skin cancer. While skin cancer causes an increasing burden, particularly in populations of European origin, our understanding of the role of sun exposure together with the genetic components of skin cancer continues to grow. Given the emphasis on evidence-based medicine and public health prevention efforts, it is noteworthy that, although we can all access the same evidence base, countries around the world have had remarkably different responses to the application of this knowledge to prevent skin cancer. The outstanding contribution of the Australian public health community to the scientific understanding of skin cancer etiology and the translation of this knowledge into national prevention efforts uniquely positions the editors to compile this volume focused on the primary prevention of skin cancer. In so doing they draw on an international team of authors to present a "state of the science" summary of skin cancer prevention and to identify those areas where uncertainty remains. To achieve successful prevention of cancer we must translate our scientific knowledge base into effective prevention programs. This book offers the reader keen insights into the depth of our understanding of etiologic pathways for skin cancer. This etiologic science base is complemented by rigorous prevention science placing emphasis on the social context for effective and sustained prevention efforts.

Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
The scope of the bookp. 1
Who gets skin cancer: individual risk factorsp. 3
Solar and ultraviolet radiationp. 21
Stratospheric ozone depletion, UV exposure and skin cancer: a scenario analysisp. 55
Descriptive epidemiology of skin cancerp. 73
How sun exposure causes skin cancer: an epidemiological perspectivep. 89
The role of genetics in the prevention of skin cancerp. 117
Sunscreens: can they prevent skin cancer?p. 141
Issues about solariap. 157
Animal models of ultraviolet radiation-induced skin cancerp. 177
Skin cancer induction by UV radiation: molecular UV targets and quantitative risk modelsp. 195
Patterns and causes of sun exposing and sun protecting behaviorp. 211
What can be done to reduce personal ultraviolet radiation exposure?p. 241
Impact of intervention strategies to reduce UVR exposurep. 259
Skin cancer prevention: an economic perspectivep. 295
Conclusionsp. 319
Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9781402014352
ISBN-10: 140201435X
Series: Cancer Prevention-- Cancer Causes
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 15.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.67