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A Practical Guide to Human Cancer Genetics

A Practical Guide to Human Cancer Genetics

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: December 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521685634

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  • This is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the diagnosis, clinical features and management of inherited disorders conferring cancer susceptibility. This new edition is fully updated with much more molecular, screening and management information. It covers risk analysis and genetic counseling for individuals with a family history of cancer, and also discusses predictive testing and the organization of the cancer genetics service. It aims to provide such details in a practical format for geneticists and clinicians in all disciplines. This book differs from others in the field in that it is a practical handbook for easy reference for a wide clinical audience. There is a large reference list for further details, as well as information about the genes causing mendelian cancer predisposing condition and their mechanism of action.

    • Provides a wide-ranging perspective on health care provision with authors from North America and Europe
    • Deals with genetic counselling for families at risk of cancer susceptibility
    • Practical and comprehensive guide to management of familial cancer susceptibility
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Reviews of the first edition: ' As a clinician practicing in the field, if I had to choose one book, it would be this one.' Human Genetics

    'The chapters are concise, well written, and extensively outlined.' Oncology

    'This book is highly recommended as a reference source to students, practitioners, and specialists. It will serve as an excellent starting point to discuss genetic disorders with patients.' Oncology

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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521685634
    • length: 410 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 39 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Genetic counselling in a familial cancer clinic
    Part II. Genetics of Human Cancers by Site of Origin:
    2. Central nervous system
    3. Eye
    4. Cardiorespiratory system and thorax
    5. Endocrine system
    6. Gastrointestinal system
    7. Reproductive system
    8. Urinary system
    9. Blood and lymph
    10. Musculoskeletal system
    11. Skin
    Part III:
    12. Inherited cancer-predisposing syndromes.

  • Authors

    Shirley Hodgson, St George's Hospital Medical School, London
    Shirley Hodgson is Professor of Cancer Genetics at St George's Hospital Medical School.

    William Foulkes, McGill University, Montréal
    Eamonn Maher is Professor of Medical Genetics and Head of Section of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the University of Birmingham School of Medicine's Institute of Biomedical Research. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Genetics.

    Charis Eng, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Charis Eng is Professor and Director of the Genomic Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

    Eamonn Maher, University of Birmingham
    William Foulkes is the Director of the Program in Cancer Genetics, Departments of Oncology and Human Genetics, and Associate Professor of the Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal.

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