Tung-Sung Tseng, DrPH, MS, CHES/MCHES.
Studies have shown that there are many possible risk factors for cancer initiation or cancer prognosis. The complexity of cancer has led to the general recognition that identifying or targeting single risk factor is not sufficient for understanding cancer etiology or developing a comprehensive treatment strategy. Cancer may be influenced by a combination of genetic, lifestyle, social behavior, and environmental determinants of health. These risk factors may often coexist and interact with one another. Therefore, a better understanding of the genetic and social behavioral risk factors; such as tobacco use, unhealthy eating, physical inactivity and inherited genetic changes could contribute to improved strategies for primary, secondary, and tertiary cancer prevention and control. In this special issue, we solicit articles reviewing and/or identifying several major social behavioral and genetic risk factors for cancer to give readers an overview on updated information for their potential use in cancer prevention and prognosis research. More topics and contributors are to recruit for this issue. Please feel free to propose to the editorial team.
Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, LSUHSC School of Public Health, 2020 Gravier Street, Room 213, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA.