Inherited Cancer Syndromes: Current Clinical Management (2004 ed.)

Inherited Cancer Syndromes: Current Clinical Management (2004 ed.)

By: N.C. Ellis (editor)Paperback

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Of the 8 million individuals living with cancer in the United States, up to 800,000 patients have a form of inherited cancer. Inherited cancer syndromes account for 5-10% of all cancers, as evidenced by recent advances in the understanding of such syndromes as Familial Polyposis Syndromes (FAP), Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer (HPNCC), and the BRCA1 and 2 breast cancer susceptibility genes. Inherited Cancer Syndromes: Current Clinical Management provides the clinician with a valuable tool for all aspects of patient care in inherited syndromes. Comprehensive, timely chapters present the fundamental principles of genetic counseling and testing, ethical issues, medical-legal issues, and clinical management principles. Chapters on inherited breast cancer, colon cancer, urologic malignancies, gynecologic malignancies, and MEN syndromes provide state-of-the-art information on hereditary risk identification, assessment and management, the role of the genetic counselor, providing optimal patient care, and the important research on the horizon - all written by an expert group of surgical and medical oncologists. Inherited Cancer Syndromes: Current Clinical Management is an important and timely book for surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, general surgeons, colorectal surgeons, trainees in surgery and oncology, and genetic counselors.


1. Assessing Genetic Risk of Cancer.- 2. Genetic Counseling.- 3. Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing for Cancer.- 4. Genes and Laws.- 5. Breast Cancer Genetics.- 6. Polyposis Syndromes.- 7. Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer.- 8. Hereditary Ovarian Cancer and Other Gynecologic Malignancies.- 9. Genetic Aspects of Urologic Malignancies.- 10. Genetics of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781441923158
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9781441923158
  • weight: 498
  • ISBN10: 1441923152
  • edition: 2004 ed.

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