Cancer Genetics for the Clinician

  • Gail L. Shaw

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. June A. Peters, Jennifer Graham, Mona Penles Stadler, Kate Sargent
    Pages 1-26
  3. Mitchell H. Gail, Jacques Benichou
    Pages 39-53
  4. Wylie Burke
    Pages 55-64
  5. Carole Oddoux, Elsa Reich, Harry Ostrer
    Pages 65-80
  6. Mary Z. Pelias
    Pages 81-90
  7. Kevin S. Hughes, Moshe Z. Papa, Timothy Whitney, Robert McLellan
    Pages 103-133
  8. Victor G. Vogel
    Pages 135-152
  9. Henry T. Lynch, Jane F. Lynch, Trudy G. Shaw, Thomas C. Smyrk
    Pages 153-172
  10. Maimon M. Cohen, Karen R. Eanet
    Pages 173-188
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 203-204

About this book


Cancer genetics is a quickly growing field within oncology. The ability to identify individuals at high risk for cancer improves the chance of early prevention and detection of cancer. The results of genetic testing affect quality of life, employment, and ability to be insured. This volume will provide an overview of cancer genetics, inherited cancer susceptibility, and available services and testing, including both the risks and benefits of testing. Some of the topics covered include: genetics of breast and ovarian cancer, testing minors for inherited cancer risk, chemoprevention of heritable cancer risk, genetics of colorectal cancer, insurance issues in genetic testing for cancer, ethical and legal issues in genetic testing for cancer susceptibility, testing for breast cancer risk in the Ashkenazim, estimating individualized risk of breast cancer, genetic counseling for the individual with inherited cancer susceptibility, and components of a genetic cancer risk clinic. While heritable cancers account for between five and ten percent of all cancer cases, molecular alterations attributable to specific inherited cancer susceptibility may give us important clues into the mechanism by which cancer occurs, not only in predisposed individuals, but also for sporadic cases.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gail L. Shaw
    • 1
  1. 1.H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research InstituteUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7128-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4699-3
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