[Epidemiological aspects in carcinogenic risk evaluation arising from pollution]

IARC Sci Publ (1971). 1976:(13):275-8.
[Article in French]


Descriptive epidemiology in which population groups are studied can be of considerable value in drawing attention to a potential carcinogen. This must be followed by analytical studies which might either lead with a fair degree of certainty to the identification of the responsible factor or at least help to identify the high-risk group who could then be screened for the suspected cancer. Such epidemiological research must always take into account the results of experimental studies.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollution*
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • England
  • France
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Neoplasms / etiology
  • Neoplasms / mortality
  • Risk
  • Smoking / complications
  • South Africa