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Sept 21, 1984

Cancer Prevention in Clinical Medicine

Author Affiliations

University of Rochester Cancer Center New York

JAMA. 1984;252(11):1476. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350110070041

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Public interest in health maintenance and particularly in cancer prevention is at an unprecedented high level. Media reports concerning carcinogenic substances, anticarcinogenic agents, and dietary modifications appear with increasing frequency. Entrepreneurial and pseudoscientific sources compete with responsible authorities for public attention on issues related to cancer prevention.

Fortunately, Dr Newell and his colleagues have come to the rescue of beleaguered physicians and their patients by providing a comprehensive, highly readable, up-to-date text covering cancer epidemiology, risk factors, tumor registries, screening, nutritional counseling, cancer education, and behavior modification. Cancer Prevention in Clinical Medicine clearly and succinctly explains what we know about carcinogenesis, where that knowledge comes from, and what actions can be taken now that will lead to a decrease in cancer incidence in the future.

Perhaps the most important aspect of this book is its provision of hard data on questions that are all too often discussed with more emotion