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Nat Rev Cancer. 2004 Nov;4(11):909-17. doi: 10.1038/nrc1475.

Opportunities for cancer epidemiology in developing countries.

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Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, 6120 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA.

Abstract

Most cancer epidemiology studies involve people living in North America and Europe, which represent only a fraction of the global population. The wide variety of dietary, lifestyle and environmental exposures, as well as the genetic variation among people in developing countries can provide valuable new information on factors that contribute to cancer or that protect against it. What are the challenges and advantages to performing large epidemiological studies in developing nations?

PMID:
15516963
DOI:
10.1038/nrc1475
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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