The Cancer Atlas

The Cancer Atlas

The Cancer Atlas

This atlas illustrates the latest available data on the cancer epidemic, showing causes, stages of development, and prevalence rates of different types of cancers by gender, income group, and region. It also examines the cost of the disease, both in terms of health care and commercial interests, and the steps being taken to curb the epidemic, from research and screening to cancer management programs and health education.

Review
"The coverage outlined [...] is vast, but is presented in a very clear way. Each topic has a two page spread comprising short text and lots of charts and maps. [...] The book makes its many points clearly and well. [...] The Cancer Atlas would probably be a good public and school library book, as well as being a valuable tool for policy and health care professionals." - Reference Reviews, Volume 30, November 2016

About the Author

Ahmedin Jemal is vice president of the Surveillance & Health Services Research Program at the American Cancer Society. He also holds an appointment as adjunct associate professor of epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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