Risk assessment models to estimate cancer probabilities.


Journal Article (Review)

Cancer risk has become a significant research topic due to an increase in statistical risk models built to predict cancer incidence or mortality. Over the past 3 years, 15 models on the development of different types of cancer, including breast, colorectal, prostate, gastric, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, testicular, and skin, have been published. Risk assessment models are dynamic; they need to be updated as often as risks are discovered or changed. Not only are cancer risk models challenging to build, but, due to literacy-related issues, the cancer risk itself is challenging to communicate to the public. Clearly, guidelines outlining how to create valid and reliable risk assessment models are needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Johnson, CM; Smolenski, D

Published Date

  • November 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 503 - 508

PubMed ID

  • 17991360

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17991360

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-6269

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-3790

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11912-007-0071-7


  • eng