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Published by Springer in Berlin, New York .
Written in English


  • Carcinogenesis -- Congresses.,
  • Cancer -- Genetic aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Cancer -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Neoplasms -- genetics -- congresses.,
  • Neoplasms -- epidemiology -- congresses.,
  • Environmental Exposure -- adverse effects -- congresses.,
  • Risk Assessment -- congresses.

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Edition Notes

StatementM. Schwab ... [et al.] (eds.).
SeriesRecent results in cancer research,, 154
ContributionsSchwab, M. 1945-
LC ClassificationsRC261 .R35 vol. 154, RC268.48 .R35 vol. 154
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 368 p. :
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL361263M
ISBN 10354064430X
LC Control Number98021384

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In September , the Roundtable decided to convene a workshop on Cancer and the Environment: Gene–Environment Interactions on May 16–17, During the planning, it became clear that a two-day meeting would start the process but would still leave many questions unanswered. Genes and Environment is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to accelerate communications among global scientists working in the field of genes and environment. The journal publishes articles across a broad range of topics including environmental mutagenesis and carcinogenesis, environmental genomics and epigenetics, molecular. Figure The concept of gene-environment interaction is multifaceted: (1) environmental chemicals are altered by the products of metabolic genes; (2) environmental chemicals disrupt the expression (induce or inhibit) carcinogen metabolizing genes; and (3) environmental exposures cause changes (mutations) in cancer-related genes. The cancer Author: Ainsley Weston, Curtis C. Harris. Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — Cancer, Genes, and the Environment. , 1 any observed differences in susceptibility to cancer that could not be attributed to.