Volume 10 Supplement 1

Proceedings of the First Lorenzo Tomatis Conference on Environment and Cancer

Proceedings

Edited by Paolo Vineis and Rodolfo Saracci

The organization of the First Lorenzo Tomatis Conference on Environment and Cancer and the subsequent preparation of this supplement were made possible by the ECNIS grant (FOOD-CT-2005-513943) and ECNIS 2 grant (FP7-KBBE-2010-4) from the European Community, by a grant of the Compagnia di San Paolo to the FIRMS Foundation (La Fondazione Internazionale in Medicina Sperimentale) and by a grant of the HuGeF Foundation (Human Genetics Foundation) to Paolo Vineis.

First Lorenzo Tomatis Conference on Environment and Cancer. Go to conference site.

Turin, Italy

4-5 June 2009

  1. Erratum

    Erratum to: Somatic mutations in cancer development

    Since publication of Environmental Health 2011, 10(Suppl 1):S12 [1] it has been noticed that titles and captions for the figures and tables were incorrectly applied. In this full-length correction article, figure...

    Lucio Luzzatto

    Environmental Health 2011 10(Suppl 1):S16

    Published on: 28 July 2011

    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2011 10:S12

  2. Introduction

    Environment and cancer: the legacy of Lorenzo Tomatis

    As an introduction to the series of papers arising from the first ‘Lorenzo Tomatis Conference on Environment and Cancer’ , Tomatis’ contributions to research in cancer prevention are first noted, especially th...

    Rodolfo Saracci and Paolo Vineis

    Environmental Health 2011 10(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 5 April 2011

  3. Proceedings

    The cancer burden and cancer control in developing countries

    Substantial changes in large parts of the developing world have materialised in the last three decades. These are extremely diverse countries with respect to culture, societal values and political arrangements...

    Paola Pisani

    Environmental Health 2011 10(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 5 April 2011

  4. Proceedings

    Molecular epidemiology, prenatal exposure and prevention of cancer

    Molecular Epidemiology was originally conceived as a preventive approach, providing a valuable tool for investigating risk factors for cancer in vulnerable populations. Biomarkers can be used as early indicato...

    Frederica Perera

    Environmental Health 2011 10(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 5 April 2011

  5. Proceedings

    The socioeconomic determinants of cancer

    This paper provides a synthesis on socioeconomic inequalities in cancer incidence, mortality and survival across countries and within countries, with particular focus on the Italian context; the paper also des...

    Franco Merletti, Claudia Galassi and Teresa Spadea

    Environmental Health 2011 10(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 5 April 2011

  6. Proceedings

    Epidemiology of childhood cancer

    At least in economically developed countries, in the last decades, the incidence of childhood cancer has increased and the increase is unlikely to be an artefact. Causes of the increase have not been identifie...

    Benedetto Terracini

    Environmental Health 2011 10(Suppl 1):S8

    Published on: 5 April 2011

  7. Proceedings

    Occupational cancer in developed countries

    Studies of occupational exposures have made major contributions to our understanding of human carcinogenesis. About one third of the factors identified as definite or probable human carcinogens were first inve...

    Aaron Blair, Loraine Marrett and Laura Beane Freeman

    Environmental Health 2011 10(Suppl 1):S9

    Published on: 5 April 2011

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    Biomarkers for hazard identification in humans

    Oxidative stress enhances lipid peroxidation (LPO), which both are implicated in the promotion and progression stages of carcinogenesis, in particular under conditions of chronic inflammation and infections. E...

    Helmut Bartsch, Khelifa Arab and Jagadeesan Nair

    Environmental Health 2011 10(Suppl 1):S11

    Published on: 5 April 2011

  9. Proceedings

    Somatic mutations in cancer development

    The transformation of a normal cell into a cancer cell takes place through a sequence of a small number of discrete genetic events, somatic mutations: thus, cancer can be regarded properly as a genetic disease...

    Lucio Luzzatto

    Environmental Health 2011 10(Suppl 1):S12

    Published on: 5 April 2011

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2011 10:S16

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    The possible prevention of cancer

    The prevention of the infectious diseases was accomplished long before there was any understanding of the molecular biology of bacteria and viruses. As for cancer, the sharp drop in frequency of the once-commo...

    John Cairns

    Environmental Health 2011 10(Suppl 1):S13

    Published on: 5 April 2011

  11. Proceedings

    Lorenzo Tomatis and primary prevention of environmental cancer

    The leading 20th century proponent for primary prevention of environmental cancer was Dr. Lorenzo Tomatis, the former Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer and founder of the IARC Monographs...

    Ronald L Melnick and James Huff

    Environmental Health 2011 10(Suppl 1):S14

    Published on: 5 April 2011

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