Cancer of the Lung

Margaret R. Spitz, Xifeng Wu, Anna Wilkinson, Qingyi Wei

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This chapter provides an update on the epidemiology of lung cancer with an emphasis on the rapidly expanding literature exploring host susceptibility to tobacco carcinogenesis. It also reviews chemoprevention and lung screening trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Epidemiology and Prevention
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865062
ISBN (Print)0195149610, 9780195149616
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cancer risk
  • Chemoprevention
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung screening
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Spitz, M. R., Wu, X., Wilkinson, A., & Wei, Q. (2009). Cancer of the Lung. In Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Oxford University Press.