By Michael J Hill (auth.), Michael J Hill DSc, FRCPath, Attilio Giacosa MD (eds.)
The eu association for Cooperation in melanoma Prevention experiences (ECP) was once proven in 1981 to advertise collaboration among scientists operating within the a variety of ecu international locations on melanoma causation and prevention. on the way to accomplish that objective, quite a few operating team- to house particular cancers or elements of melanoma aetiology, and to discover the possibilities for advances on a cooperative eu foundation - have been proven. It was once additionally made up our minds to carry annual symposia to attract normal recognition to fields within which there appeared to be many possibilities for growth in issues of prevention. those symposia were dedicated to topics of excessive precedence to melanoma prevention: "Tobacco and melanoma" (1983), "Hormones and Sexual components in Human melanoma Aetiology" (1984), "Diet and Human Carcinogenesis" (1985), "Concepts and Theories in Carcinogenesis" (1986)," Preventive recommendations for melanoma concerning Immune Deficiencies" (1987), "Gastric Carcinogenesis" (1988), and "Breast, Ovarian and Endometrial melanoma: Aetiological and Epidemiological Relationships" (1989). This quantity comprises the complaints of the 1990 ECP symposium held in Heidelberg, FRG, on the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), on April 2-3 on "Causation and Prevention of Human Cancer". we're indebted to the audio system for his or her contribution throughout the symposium and for his or her advised submission of manuscripts. we're thankful to the sponsors, SmithKline Diagnostics and Rohm Pharma. Our targeted thank you visit Dr M.C. stanei-Gueur for getting ready and typing the digicam different types of all manuscripts.
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