1. Introduction: why molecular epidemiology? (Chris Wild, Seymour Garte and Paolo Vineis).
2. Study design (Paolo Vineis).
3. Molecular epidemiological studies that can be nested within cohorts (Andrew Rundle and Habibul Ahsan).
4. Family studies, haplotypes and gene association studies (Jennifer H. Barrett, D. Timothy Bishop and Mark M. Iles).
5. Individual susceptibility and gene-environment interaction (Seymour Garte).
6. Biomarker validation (Paolo Vineis and Seymour Garte).
7. Exposure assessment (Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen).
8. Carcinogen metabolites as biomarkers (Stephen S. Hecht).
9. Biomarkers of exposure: adducts (David H. Phillips).
10. Biomarkers of mutation and DNA repair capacity (Marianne Berwick and Richard J. Albertini).
11. High-throughput techniques -genotyping and genomics (Alison M. Dunning and Craig Luccarini).
12. Proteomics and molecular epidemiology (Jeff N. Keen and John B.C. Findlay).
13. Exploring the contribution of metabolic profiling to epidemiological studies (M. Bictash, Elaine Holmes, H. Keun, P. Elliott and J. K. Nicholson).
14. Univariate and multivariate data analysis (Yu-Kang Tu and Mark S. Gilthorpe).
15. Meta-analysis and pooled analysis - genetic and environmental data (Camille Ragin and Emanuela Taioli).
16. Analysis of Complex datasets (Jason H. Moore, Margaret R. Karagas and Angeline S. Andrew).
17. Some implications of random exposure measurement errors in occupational and environmental epidemiology (S. M. Rappaport and L . L. Kupper).
18. Bioinformatics (Jason H. Moore).
19. Biomarkers, disease mechanisms and their role in regulatory decisions (Pier Alberto Bertazzi and Antonio Mutti).
20. Biomarkers as endpoints in intervention studies (Lynnette R. Ferguson).
21. Biological resource centres in molecular epidemiology: collecting, storing and analysing biospecimens (Elodie Caboux, Pierre Hainaut and Emmanuelle Gormally).
22. Molecular epidemiogy and ethics: biomarkers for disease susceptibility (Kirsi Vähäkangas).
23. Biomarkers for dietary carcinogens: the example of heterocyclic amines in epidemiological studies (Rashmi Sinha, Amanda Cross and Robert J. Turesky).
24. Practical examples: hormones (Sabina Rinaldi and Rudolf Kaaks).
25. Aflatoxin, hepatitis B virus and liver cancer: a paradigm for molecular epidemiology (John D. Gropman,Thomas. W. Kensler and Chris Wild).
26. Complex exposures - air pollution (Steffen Loft, Elvira Vaclavik Brauner, Lykke Forchhammer, Marie Pedersen, Lisbeth E. Knudsen and Peter Moller).
"This text provides an accessible and useful handbook for the epidemiologist who wants to survey the field, to become better informed, to look at recent developments and get some background on these or simply to appreciate further the relatively rapid changes in informatic and analytical technologies which increasingly will serve and underpin future epidemiological studies. One of the strengths in this book is the extensive array of practical illustrative examples, and it would also in my opinion have useful potential as a teaching text." (American Journal of Human Biology, March 2009)