Cancer Epidemiology, Survival, and Disparities: Past, Present, and Future

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Epidemiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 November 2024 | Viewed by 136

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Interests: thoracic oncology; genitourinary oncology; cancer epidemiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With its rising incidence around the world, cancer is set to overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death in developed nations. Immuno- and targeted therapies have improved survival, but have in turn increased cancer prevalence, leading to a growing cohort of patients with immunosuppression and even secondary malignancies. Our therapeutic strides in oncology have also exacerbated the disparities in survival for underserved populations. Furthermore, cancer incidence among younger adults has increased many-fold over the past decade, with an unclear etiology. However, there is a silver lining. As many as 50% of cancer cases are believed to be preventable, with well-known risk factors such as smoking and sun exposure, and lesser-known risk factors such as radon exposure, aflatoxin, obesity, viruses and occupational exposure. This Special Issue aims  to elucidate the epidemiologic trends and risk factors that contribute to the global cancer burden, and examine trends in survival that can help reduce disparities and deliver equitable and accessible care worldwide.

Dr. Adam Barsouk
Guest Editor

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  • epidemiology
  • survival
  • oncology
  • cancer
  • disparities

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