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Inherited Cancer Syndromes

Current Clinical Management

  • C. Neal EllisJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ronald T. Acton, Lisle M. Nabell
    Pages 1-30
  3. Darryl S. Weiman
    Pages 83-90
  4. Samuel W. Beenken, Kirby I. Bland
    Pages 91-133
  5. C. Neal Ellis Jr
    Pages 134-165
  6. Elizabeth G. Grubbs, Roberto J. Manson, Kirk A. Ludwig
    Pages 166-188
  7. Mack N. Barnes, J. Max Austin
    Pages 189-204
  8. Ramsey N. Chichakli, Jeffrey R. Gingrich
    Pages 205-240
  9. Derrick J. Beech
    Pages 241-248
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 249-252

About this book

Introduction

Of the 8 million individuals living with cancer in the United States, up to 800,000 patients have a form of inherited cancer. Inherited cancer syndromes account for 5-10% of all cancers, as evidenced by recent advances in the understanding of such syndromes as Familial Polyposis Syndromes (FAP), Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer (HPNCC), and the BRCA1 and 2 breast cancer susceptibility genes. Inherited Cancer Syndromes: Current Clinical Management provides the clinician with a valuable tool for all aspects of patient care in inherited syndromes. Comprehensive, timely chapters present the fundamental principles of genetic counseling and testing, ethical issues, medical-legal issues, and clinical management principles. Chapters on inherited breast cancer, colon cancer, urologic malignancies, gynecologic malignancies, and MEN syndromes provide state-of-the-art information on hereditary risk identification, assessment and management, the role of the genetic counselor, providing optimal patient care, and the important research on the horizon - all written by an expert group of surgical and medical oncologists. Inherited Cancer Syndromes: Current Clinical Management is an important and timely book for surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, general surgeons, colorectal surgeons, trainees in surgery and oncology, and genetic counselors.

Keywords

BRCA breast cancer cancer genetics oncology ovarian cancer surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Neal EllisJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Inherited CancerUSA
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryUniversity of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphis

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