Biomarkers in Cancer Chemoprevention
World Health Organization
31st December 2001
- ISBN 9789283221548
- Language English
- Pages 304 pp.
- Size 8.5" x 11.75"
The evaluation of potential cancer chemopreventive agents require large, long-term, randomized trials in humans. Biomarkers that would allow the identification of subjects exposed to carcinogenic agents, or of individuals genetically, susceptible to cancer would be of great value.
This volume is the product of an attempt to assess current knowledge and experience with the use of biomarkers in cancer chemoprevention. It comprises an expert report on the current state of the art use of biomarkers in cancer chemoprevention, introductory sections covering general topics in cancer chemoprevention, and contributions, directed to biomarkers of exposure, intermediate effect and susceptibility relating to six major cancer sites: skin, colorectum, breast, prostate, liver, and upper aerodigestive tract.