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

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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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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A colorectal surgeon involved with the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of patients with colorectal neoplasia; and two molecular biologists experienced with molecular genetics in the laboratory and their clinical application, team up to provide clinicians with a simple explanation of the basic science and its implications for clinical practice. Well illustrated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 0.50 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 An Introduction to Genetics 1
Ch. 2 Changes in Gene Function 13
Ch. 3 Molecular Genetics Methods Simplified 27
Ch. 4 Genes and Cell Homeostasis 45
Ch. 5 Pathology of Colorectal Neoplasia 57
Ch. 6 Molecular Genetics of Colorectal Neoplasia 69
Ch. 7 Family History: The Key that Unlocks the Door to Familial Colorectal Cancer 91
Ch. 8 Patients and their Families with a Family History of Colorectal Cancer 103
Ch. 9 Inherited Syndromes: Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer, and the Hamartomatous Polyposes 109
Ch. 10 A Registry for Inherited Colorectal Cancer 139
Ch. 11 Practical Applications of the Molecular Genetics of Colorectal Cancer 149
Glossary 159
Index 169
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