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Harvard School of Public Health

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Spring 1 2010

Dr. E. Giovannucci, Dr. L. Mucci
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

The aim of this course is to present an overview of the basic concepts and issues central to cancer epidemiology. We will consider the descriptive epidemiology of cancer and discuss the implications of the biology of cancer for identification of risk factors. We present topics both with respect to key cancer exposures, including smoking, radiation, nutrition, and hormones, and also highlight selected malignancies.

Course Activities: Active class participation, descriptive epidemiology of a specific cancer site, a final review paper.

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 1 2009

Dr. E. Giovannucci, Dr. L. Mucci
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

The aim of this course is to present an overview of the basic concepts and issues central to cancer epidemiology. We will consider the descriptive epidemiology of cancer and discuss the implications of the biology of cancer for identification of risk factors. We present topics both with respect to key cancer exposures, including smoking, radiation, nutrition, and hormones, and also highlight selected malignancies.

Course Activities: Active class participation, descriptive epidemiology of a specific cancer site, a final review paper.

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 1 2008

Dr. E. Giovannucci, Dr. L. Mucci
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Reviews basic concepts and issues central to cancer epidemiology. Considers the descriptive epidemiology of cancer and discusses the implications of the biology of cancer for identification of risk factors. Examines the role of smoking, radiation, nutrition, and other exposures. Selected malignancies are discussed.
Course Activities: Each student prepares a review of the epidemiology of a specific cancer site.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 1 2007

Dr. E. Giovannucci, Dr. D. Michaud
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Reviews basic concepts and issues central to cancer epidemiology. Considers the descriptive epidemiology of cancer and discusses the implications of the biology of cancer for identification of risk factors. Examines the role of smoking, radiation, nutrition, and other exposures. Selected malignancies are discussed.
Course Activities: Each student prepares a review of the epidemiology of a specific cancer site.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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