Risk factors for cancer mortality in the general population

Niloofar Taghizadeh

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    Abstract

    Cancer is a complex disease with many possible causes and is currently a major public health problem in the world. Cancer can occur in individuals of all ages; however the risk of cancer increases with age. It has been estimated that 90-95% of all types of cancer can be attributed to environmental and lifestyle risk factors, and hereditary cancers account for approximately 5-10% of all cancer cases. This thesis describes several potential risk factors for mortality due to most common types of cancer, i.e. lung, colorectal, prostate, and breast cancer in the general population.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Groningen
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Boezen, Hendrika, Supervisor
    Award date16-Sep-2015
    Place of Publication[Groningen]
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-90-367-8138-1
    Electronic ISBNs978-90-367-8137-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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