Special Issue "Environmental Risk and Cancer Epidemiology"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2019).
Interests: environmental epidemiology; spatial statistics; cancer epidemiology; clinical epidemiology; health econometrics
Although there is ample evidence that environmental exposures play a very important role in the development and progression of cancer, there are still important gaps in research. In this sense, little is known about the role of interactions between environmental exposures and other risk factors in the aetiology of cancer. It is also not known how these interactions influence the greater susceptibility of the effects of environmental exposures in individuals with particular genetic predispositions. In addition, there are few studies that have considered more than one environmental exposure and even less those that have analyzed their synergies and antagonisms. Another aspect little studied is the latency of the disease or the exposure time needed to produce a clinically-significant impact. Last, but not least, the study of geographical clusters of cancer cases, especially those related to environmental factors, could be extended to that of temporal and spatio-temporal clusters. For this Special Issue, I invite submissions that in any way inform the issue of environmental risks and cancer epidemiology, including, but not limited to, environmental epidemiology, spatial epidemiology and public health.Prof. Dr. Marc Saez
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- Environmental exposures
- Cancer epidemiology
- Genetic predisposition
- Geographical clusters
- Spatio-temporal clusters