Air Pollution and the Global Cancer Burden

Posted On 2019-07-02 05:43:15

This focused issue, guest edited by Dr. Mark Parascandola, aims to include papers that look at methodology for assessing the cancer burden of air pollution and use available data to make estimates for high burden countries and that explore how to separate the impact of smoking and indoor air pollution from ambient air pollution is especially important


To be published soon

Preface    
Mark Parascandola

Air Pollution and Tobacco Smoke Exposure
Jonathan Samet


History of Smoking, Smog and Lung Cancer    
Mark Parascandola


Air Pollution and Lung Cancer in China
Shengfeng Wang, Wanqin Chen


Media Coverage of Air Pollution and Cancer    
Nandita Murukutla


Biomarkers of Exposure and Early Damage from Airborne Pollutants
Stephen Hecht


Guest Editor

Mark Parascandola, PhD, MPH
Epidemiologist/Program Director, Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) , Behavioral Research Program (BRP) , Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, USA

Mark Parascandola is an Epidemiologist with the Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He received his Doctorate in Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University and his Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Parascandola also completed an NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship. He has authored numerous published articles on tobacco use prevention, tobacco control policy, and epidemiologic research methodology. He was an editor for the NCI/CDC report Smokeless Tobacco and Public Health: A Global Perspective (2014) and for the two-volume encyclopedia Tobacco: Its History and Culture (2005). He also served as a member of the IARC Working Group on Methods for Evaluating Tobacco Control Policies in 2007. As a Program Director at NCI, Dr. Parascandola currently oversees a research portfolio with a focus on tobacco products, smokeless tobacco, and international tobacco control research.