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What has changed in the field of cancer in the past decade? The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition

August 25, 2015

Los Angeles, CA- Since the first, award-winning edition of the Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society was published in 2007, there have been many developments in the field, including political controversies, unexpected upticks in the prevalence of adult smoking after decades of decline, and emerging scientific knowledge for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. That’s why SAGE has released the new, completely revised and updated The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition.

Providing a sweeping array of insightful perspectives, this new edition provides researchers with the full scope of the cancer problem and how it affects society. With half of the first edition articles revised and updated and more than 30 completely new entries covering new developments since 2006, this A-to-Z reference offers signed entries with cross-references organized in the Reader’s Guide according to these topical categories:

  • Alternative Treatments and Therapies
  • Associations
  • Business of Cancer
  • Cancer Around the World
  • Cancer in Society
  • Known or Suspected Carcinogens/Causes of Cancer
  • Major Cancer Associations
  • Major Hospitals and Treatment Centers
  • Prevention
  • Treatments and Therapies
  • Types of Cancer

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition, includes further readings accompanied by pedagogical elements; an updated chronology, resource guide, and glossary; and a thorough new index, making it an important resource that serves researchers as a general, nontechnical resource focusing on cancer from the perspective of the social and behavioral sciences. A FREE 30-day online trial of SAGE Knowledge, including The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition, is available at

Editor Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, is a chronic disease epidemiologist and inaugural Niess-Gain Professor at Washington University School of Medicine, where he is Associate Director for Prevention and Control at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center.

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition

September 2015                                           1632 pages

ISBN: 978-1-4833-4573-4                            Print Price: $495.00

eISBN: 978-1-4833-4575-

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SAGE Founded 50 years ago by Sara Miller McCune to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community, SAGE publishes more than 850 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.


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