Epidemiology of hormone-associated cancers as a reflection of age.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

In this chapter we review the epidemiology of hormone-associated cancers (prostate, breast, endometrial, ovarian, pancreatic and thyroid) paying special attention to the variability in the age patterns of cancer incidence rate over populations and time periods. We emphasize the comparative analysis of the age specific incidence rate curves as a valuable source of hypotheses about factors influencing cancer risks in populations in addition to the analysis of the age-adjusted rates.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ukraintseva, SV; Arbeev, KG; Yashin, AI

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 630 /

Start / End Page

  • 57 - 71

PubMed ID

  • 18637485

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2214-8019

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0065-2598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-0-387-78818-0_5


  • eng