Summary and Info
Our knowledge of the geographic and ethnic patterns of cancer in the African continent is limited. There is an almost entire lack of valid mortality statistics by cause, and few registries have published incidence data in readily accessible sources--for example, the Cancer Incidence in Five Continents series.This book brings together all of the currently available data on the profile of cancer in 52 countries of Africa, notably from cancer registries where data have not hitherto been published or have appeared only as journal articles or in local reports. The published literature on cancer patterns and trends in each country is reviewed. The book also provides a comprehensive review of the epidemiology and prevention of 20 major cancers, focusing on studies that have been performed in Africa, and the insights that these have provided. A special chapter deals with the impact of the AIDS pandemic on the burden of cancer on the continent.