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The International Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Geographical Distribution and Secular Trends

The International Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Geographical Distribution and Secular Trends ORIGINAL ARTICLE The International Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Geographical Distribution and Secular Trends Danny R. Youlden, BSc, Susanna M. Cramb, MPH, and Peter D. Baade, PhD The most important risk behavior for lung cancer is Abstract: This review presents the latest available international data tobacco smoking. The relationship between smoking and for lung cancer incidence, mortality and survival, emphasizing the lung cancer is one of the most thoroughly investigated issues established causal relationship between smoking and lung cancer. In in biomedical research, and compelling evidence has built up 2002, it was estimated that 1.35 million people throughout the world since the middle of the twentieth century to indicate that were diagnosed with lung cancer, and 1.18 million died of lung 6 –10 smoking is the predominant causal factor for lung cancer. cancer—more than for any other type of cancer. There are some key A large number of studies have found that smokers have a 15- differences in the epidemiology of lung cancer between more de- to 30-fold increased risk of developing lung cancer compared veloped and less developed countries. In more developed countries, with nonsmokers. There is also sufficient evidence to con- incidence and mortality rates are generally declining http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Thoracic Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

The International Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Geographical Distribution and Secular Trends

Journal of Thoracic Oncology , Volume 3 (8) – Aug 1, 2008

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1556-0864
DOI
10.1097/JTO.0b013e31818020eb
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18670299
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE The International Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Geographical Distribution and Secular Trends Danny R. Youlden, BSc, Susanna M. Cramb, MPH, and Peter D. Baade, PhD The most important risk behavior for lung cancer is Abstract: This review presents the latest available international data tobacco smoking. The relationship between smoking and for lung cancer incidence, mortality and survival, emphasizing the lung cancer is one of the most thoroughly investigated issues established causal relationship between smoking and lung cancer. In in biomedical research, and compelling evidence has built up 2002, it was estimated that 1.35 million people throughout the world since the middle of the twentieth century to indicate that were diagnosed with lung cancer, and 1.18 million died of lung 6 –10 smoking is the predominant causal factor for lung cancer. cancer—more than for any other type of cancer. There are some key A large number of studies have found that smokers have a 15- differences in the epidemiology of lung cancer between more de- to 30-fold increased risk of developing lung cancer compared veloped and less developed countries. In more developed countries, with nonsmokers. There is also sufficient evidence to con- incidence and mortality rates are generally declining

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Journal of Thoracic OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Aug 1, 2008

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