Tobacco carcinogenesis: Mechanisms and biomarkers

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The indisputable relationship between the world's most widespread exogenous chemical carcinogen exposure - tobacco smoke - and cancer, provides a framework for a better understanding of cancer mechanisms in general, particularly the interaction between carcinogen exposure and host factors, and for the development of novel preventive and therapeutic strategies. Furthermore, the biomarkers that are developed in this research can be applied in the approaching era of tobacco product regulation. This chapter discusses the mechanisms of tumour induction by tobacco carcinogens and the status of tobacco carcinogen biomarkers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTobacco
Subtitle of host publicationScience, Policy and Public Health
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191594410
ISBN (Print)9780199566655
StatePublished - Jun 2 2010


  • Biomarkers
  • Cancer
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Tobacco carcinogens
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Tumour induction


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