Credit Hours: 3
This course applies and integrates the principles and tools of epidemiology to the study of cancer. The course includes discussion of the burden of various kinds of cancer across the United States and the world by age, gender, and race/ethnicity, the underlying biology behind the development of cancer in humans, cancer surveillance, the epidemiology of various kinds of cancer by category of major risk factors such as human behavior (e.g. smoking and alcohol use), endogenous/exogenous hormones, viruses, environmental/ occupational, and diet, and sources of data and methods for evaluating cancer screening, measuring the impact of risk factors, determining the incidence of cancer and cancer clusters, measuring patterns of care, and understanding the determinants of survival. Prereq: CPH 605 or consent of instructor.