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Impact of Energy Balance on Cancer Disparities

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This volume reviews disparities in cancer genetics, etiology, treatment and survivorship that are associated with differences in energy balance and how those differences and disparities may be affected by geography, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, biology, behavior and others. State-of-the-art strategies are outlined to alter these problems at the individual, community and policy levels. The book provides a comprehensive assessment of the multiple contributions of disparities in energy balance and how they affect cancer. this volume should constitute a valuable resource to disparity focused investigators at all levels and serves an important guide to professionals that deal with these issues, especially those who determine and implement policy.

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Titel: Impact of Energy Balance on Cancer Disparities
Autoren/Herausgeber: Deborah J. Bowen, Gerald V. Denis, Nathan A. Berger (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: Energy Balance and Cancer
Ausgabe: 2014

ISBN/EAN: 9783319061023

Seitenzahl: 308
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 679 g
Sprache: Englisch

Deborah J. Bowen, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University. She is currently an investigator in the regional Cancer Prevention Network, focused on community-based research of cancer-prevention targets. She recently completed a Melanoma study which adapts a cancer-related behavior change intervention for delivery via the Internet. She has been the principal investigator of several NIH-funded grants involving breast cancer risk communications, including the Breast Cancer Risk Counseling Studies, the RISK study and the WIRES study. Dr. Bown has published over 260 peer reviewed papers and has received 6,997 citations in her scientific career. Gerald V. Denis, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Boston University. His research focuses on B cell proliferation in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He has published 25 peer reviewed papers and has received over 460 citations. Nathan A. Berger, MD is the Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine and Director of the Center for Science, Health and Society. He is Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Oncology at Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine. Dr. Berger is a member of many professional societies including the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Biological Chemists, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Clinical Investigation, and the American Association of Physicians. Dr. Berger serves on and chairs many national peer review panels and committees for the National Cancer Institute. He chaired the NCI Scientific Review Group Subcommittee D for Clinical Research Program Project Grant Applications and the NCI/National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Review Panel.

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