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Reviews on Environmental Health

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Volume 31, Issue 1

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Cancer surveillance and research on environmental contributions to cancer

Ann Chao
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Published Online: 2016-03-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/reveh-2015-0059

Abstract

Cancer surveillance is a fundamental component of national or sub-national cancer control planning and research. Cancer incidence and mortality data allow countries to monitor change in cancer incidence, mortality, and survival over time, by geographic region, and by demographic characteristics. Such data provide important clues to form hypotheses for cancer etiologic research, including research to examine environmental contributions to cancer. Strengthening cancer surveillance systems is urgently needed to conduct high quality research in environmental pollution and cancer in many countries. The United States National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health organized the first symposium on Environmental Contributions to Cancer during the 16th International Conference of Pacific Basin Consortium (PBC) for Environment and Health. PBC provided an important forum for dialog to establish partnerships and collaborations among researchers of environmental pollution and cancer.

Keywords: cancer; epidemiology; surveillance

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About the article

Corresponding author: Ann Chao, PhD, Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Bethesda, MD, 20892-9723, USA, Phone: +1 (240) 762 1138, E-mail:


Received: 2015-10-21

Accepted: 2015-11-02

Published Online: 2016-03-04

Published in Print: 2016-03-01


Citation Information: Reviews on Environmental Health, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 153–154, ISSN (Online) 2191-0308, ISSN (Print) 0048-7554, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/reveh-2015-0059.

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