Molecular Genetics of Colorectal Neoplasia: A Primer for the Clinician / Edition 1

Molecular Genetics of Colorectal Neoplasia: A Primer for the Clinician / Edition 1

by James M. Church, Graham Casey
     
 

Understanding the genetic background of colorectal cancer is key to optimal patient management. Genetics plays a role in diagnosis, screening, therapy, prognosis and surveillance of this disease as it helps define the behaviour and natural history of particular types of tumors. Much of the molecular genetics behind colorectal cancer is complex and confusing,

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Understanding the genetic background of colorectal cancer is key to optimal patient management. Genetics plays a role in diagnosis, screening, therapy, prognosis and surveillance of this disease as it helps define the behaviour and natural history of particular types of tumors. Much of the molecular genetics behind colorectal cancer is complex and confusing, especially to busy practitioners who do not have the time or opportunity to keep abreast of developments. Molecular Genetics of Colorectal Neoplasia A Primer for the Clinician provides the latest information on the genetics of colorectal cancer within a context of basic genetics, describing the subject in understandable language and making it clinically relevant. In this way, clinicians can become familiar with genetic terms and techniques related to colorectal neoplasia, providing a background upon which to build an appreciation of future advances and an ability to include them in the practicalities of patient care. This edition is intended for the healthcare provider or industry concerned with colorectal neoplasia: including general and colorectal surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, gastroenterologists, internal medicine and family practice physicians, nurses, geneticists, counsellors, registry co-ordinators, epidemiologists, and statisticians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402076114
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Series:
Developments in Oncology Series, #82
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
0.50(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1An Introduction to Genetics1
Ch. 2Changes in Gene Function13
Ch. 3Molecular Genetics Methods Simplified27
Ch. 4Genes and Cell Homeostasis45
Ch. 5Pathology of Colorectal Neoplasia57
Ch. 6Molecular Genetics of Colorectal Neoplasia69
Ch. 7Family History: The Key that Unlocks the Door to Familial Colorectal Cancer91
Ch. 8Patients and their Families with a Family History of Colorectal Cancer103
Ch. 9Inherited Syndromes: Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer, and the Hamartomatous Polyposes109
Ch. 10A Registry for Inherited Colorectal Cancer139
Ch. 11Practical Applications of the Molecular Genetics of Colorectal Cancer149
Glossary159
Index169

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