Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer: Clinical, Predictive and Ethical Perspectives / Edition 1

Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer: Clinical, Predictive and Ethical Perspectives / Edition 1

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Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer: Clinical, Predictive and Ethical Perspectives / Edition 1

Many cancers, both common and rare, are known to have a hereditary predisposition, and recent advances in genomics have clarified the risks, and in some cases the mechanisms, of cancer developing in an individual.This up-to-date and authoritative volume covers all the key issues in cancer genetics. The first of two parts deals with ethical, legal, and social issues, including counselling and screening, gene and mutation identification. The second systematically outlines current knowledge of the inheritance patterns of many different cancer types.

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ISBN-13: 9780521563406
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/28/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Ethical, legal and social issues, screening, counselling, gene and mutation detection: 1. The inherited basis of cancer Shirley Hodgson and Gareth Evans; 2. Screening for cancer in those at high risk as a result of genetic susceptibility Howard Cuckle; 3. Ethical and legal perspectives on inherited cancer susceptibility Bartha Maria Knoppers and Beatrice Godard; 4. Cancer genetics and public expectations Dorothy Nelkin; 5. Genetic counselling June Peters; 6. Cancer genetics in primary care Gene Feder and Michael Modell; 7. Genetic epidemiologic approaches to finding genes that influence susceptibility to cancer Pamela St. Jean and Nicholas Schork; 8. Mutation detection Louise Hosking, Karin Au and Philippe Schork; Part II. Hereditary contribution to cancer: site-by-site and special groups: 9. Cancers of the digestive system Tamar Flanders and William Foulkes; 10. Cancers of the breast, ovary and uterus William Foulkes and Steven Narod; 11. Cancers of the kidney and urothelium Eamonn Maher; 12. Cancers of the prostate and testes Steven Narod, Bonnie King and David Hogg; 13. The neurofibromatoses and other neuro-oncological syndromes Martin Ruttledge and Guy Rouleau; 14. Malignant melanoma Nicholas Hayward; 15. Non-melanoma skin cancer David Goudie; 16. Endocrine cancers Harriet Feilotter and Lois Mulligan; 17. Tobacco-related cancers of the respiratory and upper digestive tract Zoltan Trizna and Stimson Schantz; 18. Inherited abnormalities of DNA processing and predisposition to cancer A. Malcolm Taylor; 19. Childhood cancer Kathy Pritchard-Jones; 20. Late-breaking developments William Foulkes and Shirley Hodgson; Index.

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