Inherited Cancer Syndromes: Current Clinical Management

Inherited Cancer Syndromes: Current Clinical Management

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.

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Contents

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

  • publication date: 25/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781441923158
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9781441923158
  • weight: 498
  • ISBN10: 1441923152

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