Accession Number:

ADA359976

Title:

Geographic and Racial Variation in Cancer Incidence and Survival

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-02-08

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

One of the stated purposes of descriptive epidemiology is to generate hypotheses for analytical epidemiologic studies. However, some descriptive observations generate more hypotheses than others, and occasionally an observation is made that captures the interest of the public as well as the scientific community and evokes a large number of testable hypotheses. The studies in this dissertation were conducted to test hypotheses relating to two such seminal observations, one relating to geographic variation in cancer incidence and the other to racial variation in cancer survival. All of the studies represent collaborative work, with Dr. Robbins serving as the lead investigator and other members of the Stanford academic community serving as coinvestigators.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE