Full Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog

RECORD NUMBER: 20 OF 313

OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention: Where Do We Stand.
Author Whittemore., A. S. ;
CORP Author Stanford Univ., CA. Dept. of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-R-813495; EPA/600/J-89/390;
Stock Number PB90-246042
Additional Subjects Preventive medicine ; Neoplasms ; Carcinogens ; Epidemiology ; Tobacco ; Radiation ; Mortality ; Reprints ; Risk assessment ; Carcinogenicity tests ; Indoor air pollution ; Environmental exposure
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
Modified
Checkout
Status
NTIS  PB90-246042 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/03/1990
Collation 9p
Abstract The paper reviews selected aspects of progress and setbacks in cancer risk assessment and prevention during the four decades since the founding in 1947 of the Institute of Environmental Medicine at the New York University Medical Center. The period has been marked by substantial gains in quantifying the risks posed by exposure to known human carcinogens such as tobacco and ionizing radiation. By contrast, the search for sensitive and specific laboratory screens for human carcinogens has met setbacks, and epidemiological data still are needed to monitor the adverse effects of environmental exposures. The determination of acceptable levels of exposure to potential human carcinogens remains a formidable task, one for which no scientific framework yet exists. Future challenges in cancer risk assessment include the validation and use of biological markers of exposure and effective monitoring of risk among exposed populations. Future challenges in cancer prevention include the elimination of tobacco consumption and the acquisition of knowledge needed to prevent nutritionally and hormonally related cancers such as cancers of the bowel, prostate, and breast.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Environmental Health Perspectives, v8 p95-101, May 89. Sponsored by Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention: Where Do We Stand.
Category Codes 57E; 57Y
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/10
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 024228587
Origin NTIS
Type CAT