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The popular view that 80% or more of cancers in man are caused by environmental factors may be a truism, but it does nevertheless serve to emphasize the importance in cancer research for well-conceived investigations of the "interaction between man and his environment."
In the preface and first chapter of Dr. Vianna's book, this perspective is presented first in general terms and then in more detail for the lymphoreticular malignancies. The role of the epidemiologist and the limitations of epidemiologic methods are described in an objective and refreshing form that bears repetition. Hodgkin's disease, Burkitt's tumor, other lymphomas, acute lymphatic
Lymphoreticular Malignancies. Epidemiologic and Related Aspects.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:915. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-6-915_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(6):915.
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