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Beschreibung

Over 99% of the world's population is infected with at least one potentially cancer-causing organism. It is vital for nurses and other healthcare professionals to be aware of the extent of infection-associated cancer and of how they can contribute to prevention of such cancers.

Infectious Causes of Cancer, aimed principally at nurses and other healthcare professionals, considers the epidemiology and biology of infectious causes of cancer. It examines each of the infectious agents associated with an increased risk of cancer discussing epidemiology of the infection and cancer, pathophysiology of the cancer, mechanisms, associated risk factors, and prevention of the infection and of the associated cancer.

Key Features:

  • A comprehensive and accessible guide to infection associated cancer and how to contribute to prevention
  • A must-have for students or healthcare professionals working in oncology, primary care or health promotion
  • Brings together all the up-to-date science, evidence and research related to infections and cancer in one publication


Autorentext

Kenneth Campbell is the author of Infectious Causes of Cancer: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, published by Wiley.

Klappentext

Over 99% of the world's population is infected with at least one potentially cancer-causing organism. It is vital for nurses and other healthcare professionals to be aware of the extent of infection-associated cancer and of how they can contribute to prevention of such cancers. Infectious Causes of Cancer, aimed principally at nurses and other healthcare professionals, considers the epidemiology and biology of infectious causes of cancer. It examines each of the infectious agents associated with an increased risk of cancer, discussing epidemiology of the infection and cancer, pathophysiology of the cancer, mechanisms, associated risk factors, and prevention of the infection and cancer. Key Features: A comprehensive and accessible guide to infection associated cancer and how to contribute to prevention A must-have for students or healthcare professionals working in oncology, primary care or health promotion Brings together all the up-to-date science, evidence and research related to infections and cancer in one publication



Inhalt
Preface.

Abbreviations.

Introduction.

1 Historical background.

2 The global burden.

3 Molecular biology of cancer.

4 Biological background.

5 Public health considerations and prevention.

Part I: Viral Causes of Cancer.

6 Herpesviruses (Herpesviridae).

7 Hepatitis viruses.

8 Human papillomaviruses.

9 Retroviruses.

10 Polyomaviruses.

Part II: Bacterial Causes of Cancer.

11 Helicobacter pylori.

Part III: Parasitic Causes of Cancer.

12 Schistosome species.

13 Liver flukes.

14 Unconfirmed associations.

Summary Tables.

Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Infectious Causes of Cancer
Untertitel: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals
Autor:
EAN: 9781119957232
ISBN: 978-1-119-95723-2
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Wiley
Genre: Pflege
Anzahl Seiten: 216
Veröffentlichung: 15.06.2011
Jahr: 2011
Auflage: 2. Aufl.
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.7 MB