Clinical Cancer Genetics: Risk Counseling and Management / Edition 1

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Clinical Cancer Genetics: Risk Counseling and Management is a comprehe nsive practical guide for health professionals responding to the growi ng demand for clinical cancer genetic services. Using examples drawn f rom actual cases and emphasizing fundamental principles throughout, th is book outlines the scope of clinical cancer genetics and its underly ing scientific concepts, reviews the most prevalent syndromes of cance r predisposition, and addresses major issues associated with genetic t esting.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"I refer to [this book] frequently and almost feel as if Dr. Offit was in the consulting room. I urge oncologists and other professionals providing cancer risk counseling to read this book and keep it at hand for convenient reference." —Annals of Oncology

"This is an excellent textbook will be on my list of recommended reading for students...." (Human Genetics, May 2000)

"This is an excellent textbook encompassing a wealth of experience." (Human Genetics, No. 106, 2000)

Annals of Oncology
I refer to [this book] frequently and almost feel as if Dr. Offit was in the consulting room. I urge oncologists and other professionals providing cancer risk counseling to read this book and keep it at hand for convenient reference.
Human Genetics
This is an excellent textbook encompassing a wealth of experience.
New England Journal of Medicine
This book summarizes the current state of cancer genetics in clinical practice and effectively captures the excitement in this fast-moving field. It clearly demonstrates how genetics can now be applied to clinical oncology and is a harbinger of things to come for all areas of medical practice.
This practical guide for health professionals addresses the broad scope of cancer risk assessment and genetic testing for cancer, and surveys literature in the field that links clinical oncology, molecular genetics, epidemiology, psychology, ethics, and the law. Topics include the use of quantitative methods in risk counseling; prevalent syndromes of cancer predisposition; reproductive counseling; and directive versus non-directive counseling. The author emphasizes principles rather than details of genetic models. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471146551
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/2/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.47 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

KENNETH OFFIT is Chief of the Clinical Genetics Service in the Department of Human Genetics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He attended Princeton University and the Harvard Medical School and received an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Offit chaired the Subcommittee on Genetic Testing for Cancer Susceptibility of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and is a member of the Cancer Genetics Working Group of the National Cancer Institute.

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Table of Contents

Clinical Cancer Genetics and Risk Counseling.

Hereditary and Acquired Risks for Cancer.

Cancer as a Genetic Disorder.

The Common Hereditary Cancers.

Other Cancer Predisposition Syndromes.

Quantitative Methods in Cancer Risk Assessment.

Laboratory Methods of Cancer Genetic Testing.

Genetic Testing in the Management of Patients with Cancer.

Reproductive Counseling for Cancer Patients and Families.

Psychological, Ethical, and Legal Issues of Cancer Risk Counseling.




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