Prevention of Skin Cancer / Edition 1

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This volume brings together the full spectrum of issues relating to the primary prevention of skin cancer from a population and public health perspective. The book examines possible mechanisms of causation and the role of risk factors in the host and presents experimental and human evidence for the carcinogenicity of solar radiation. Sources of UVR and ways of minimising exposure are described, behavioural considerations and the efficacy of behavioural interventions to reduce exposure are reviewed and the economic impact of preventive programs discussed. Current critical reviews of the ozone depletion situation, the genetics of skin cancer, use of solaria and the use and efficacy of sunscreens are featured as special topics. All authors have drawn from their material implications for programs to prevent skin cancer. An essential reference/handbook for public health and health promotion practitioners and researchers, this book will also be of interest to dermatologists, epidemiologists and anyone with an interest in the prevention of skin cancer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402014352
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2003
  • Series: Cancer Prevention-Cancer Causes Series, #3
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

The scope of the book 1
Who gets skin cancer: individual risk factors 3
Solar and ultraviolet radiation 21
Stratospheric ozone depletion, UV exposure and skin cancer: a scenario analysis 55
Descriptive epidemiology of skin cancer 73
How sun exposure causes skin cancer: an epidemiological perspective 89
The role of genetics in the prevention of skin cancer 117
Sunscreens: can they prevent skin cancer? 141
Issues about solaria 157
Animal models of ultraviolet radiation-induced skin cancer 177
Skin cancer induction by UV radiation: molecular UV targets and quantitative risk models 195
Patterns and causes of sun exposing and sun protecting behavior 211
What can be done to reduce personal ultraviolet radiation exposure? 241
Impact of intervention strategies to reduce UVR exposure 259
Skin cancer prevention: an economic perspective 295
Conclusions 319
Index 325
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2004

    Excerpt of review by Loraine Marret, Ph.D.

    'On balance, this is an excellent book which has no natural competitors as a comprehensive, relatively current overview of skin cancer and ultraviolet radiation. The material is generally well written, with complex concepts, for example in the domains of physics and genetics, clearly explained for the generalist rather than the expert. Some of the chapters represent outstanding summaries and interpretation of evidence that will warrant frequent consultation and will be useful to any scientist with a serious interest in preventing skin cancer.' LoraineMarrett, Ph.D. Scientist, Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario Associate Professor, Dept. of Public Health Sciences University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2004

    Review by John B. Lowe Dr. P.H., FAHPA, FAAHB

    This book, part of the series Cancer Prevention - Cancer Control, is one of the most comprehensive texts on the prevention of skin cancer published to date. This volume investigates skin cancer prevention from the etiology and epidemiology of skin cancer prevention to the efficacy of interventions. In addition, the 16 chapters in the book provide information on other areas such as solar and ultraviolet radiation, stratospheric ozone depletion, the influence of genetics, solaria usage, patterns of sun exposures and an economic perspective of skin cancer prevention programs. Each chapter provides an excellent overview of current scientific knowledge in these areas and ends with a section entitled ¿Implications for Public Health¿ that helps to frame the discussion from a public health perspective. The editors are well known in the field of cancer prevention. Professor David Hill¿s work as a behavioral scientist in cancer control and prevention is international. He has been a prolific researcher in skin cancer prevention and has been involved with Australia¿s Sun Smart program for many years. His co-editors Professors Elwood and English are distinguished epidemiologists, and experienced in the area of skin cancer prevention. The book, according to the editors, was initiated as an outcome of a workshop held in Melbourne, Australia. The editors brought together both Australian and international researchers, distinguished in the area of cancer control and prevention, to write the chapters. The book appears to be geared toward a wide diverse range of multiple audiences. The publishers¿ state it is an essential reference/handbook for public health and health promotion practitioners and researchers, and add that it would be of interest to dermatologists, epidemiologists and anyone with an interest in skin cancer. However with reference to the first two audiences it must be noted that most chapter sections on ¿Implication for Public Health¿ are modest, and while they reinforce what is known they do not suggest new directions. However, this book may be a great resource for those individuals who participate peripherally in skin cancer prevention and might not be as aware of the state of the science in all its dimensions. To the individual who is thinking of getting into the area of skin cancer prevention, this book is a must to read. Each chapter summarizes and synthesizes an enormous amount of literature in a very readable fashion. I would recommend this book as required reading for all those in the area of cancer control and prevention as it, in the year 2004, is the most relevant and up to date comprehensive review of all aspects of skin cancer prevention. I hope that the area of skin cancer prevention continues to make strides in finding new science as is evidenced by the work presented in this book. If so, we can look forward to the 2nd edition of this book. John B. Lowe Dr. P.H., FAHPA, FAAHB Professor and Head Department of Community and Behavioral Health College of Public Health Iowa

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