Cancer in the tropics: geographical pathology and the formation of cancer epidemiology

  title={Cancer in the tropics: geographical pathology and the formation of cancer epidemiology},
  author={Lucas M. Mueller},
Researchers have long been concerned with cancer in what has been called the tropics, developing world, and low- and middle-income countries. Global health advocates' recent calls to attend to an emergent cancer epidemic in these regions were only the latest effort in this long history. Researchers, known as geographical pathologists, sought to determine the etiologies of cancer and other non-infectious diseases between the 1920s and the 1960s by comparing their occurrence across different… Expand
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