Male Reproductive Cancers

Epidemiology, Pathology and Genetics

  • William D. Foulkes
  • Kathleen A. Cooney

Part of the Cancer Genetics book series (CANGENETICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Graham Giles
      Pages 3-49
    3. Katherine A. McGlynn, Michael B. Cook
      Pages 51-83
  3. Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 86-86
    2. Louis R. Bégin, Tarek A. Bismar
      Pages 87-120
    3. Kirk J. Wojno, Louis R. Bégin
      Pages 121-139
  4. Molecular Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 142-142
    2. Laure Humbert, Mario Chevrette
      Pages 143-180
    3. Katherine L. Nathanson
      Pages 181-199
  5. Inherited Susceptibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 202-202
    2. Rosalind A. Eeles, Zsofia Kote-Jarai, Michelle Guy, Douglas Easton
      Pages 229-248
    3. William D. Foulkes, Julius Gudmundsson, Kári Stefánsson, Cezary Cybulski, Jan Lubiński, William D. Foulkes et al.
      Pages 249-288
    4. Audrey H. Schnell, John S. Witte
      Pages 289-315
    5. Elizabeth A. Rapley
      Pages 317-335
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-345

About this book


Male Reproductive Cancers: Epidemiology, Pathology and Genetics presents a thoughtful, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the etiology of the prostate gland and the testes, summarizing decades of research in the three most important etiological disciplines: epidemiology, pathology and genetics.

This book is comprised of four distinct sections: Epidemiology, Pathology, Molecular Genetics, and Inherited Susceptibility, with each section divided into chapters categorized by disease. Section A reviews the epidemiology of prostate and testicular cancer, with an emphasis on clinical and environmental factors associated with these diseases. Section B begins by describing various pathological features of prostate cancer, followed by descriptions of the wide variety of testicular cancers as well as a brief section on the use of tumor markers for monitoring disease. Section C focuses on somatic genetic changes in prostate and testicular cancers using new technologies such as comparative genomic hybridization and gene expression profiling. Section D concentrates on the progress made toward understanding inherited susceptibility to prostate cancer and to testicular cancer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William D. Foulkes
    • 1
  • Kathleen A. Cooney
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Oncology & Human GeneticsMcGill University MontrealCanada
  2. 2.Health SystemUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborU.S.A.

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