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Molecular Pathology in Clinical Practice

  • Debra G.B. Leonard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Deborah Ann Payne
    Pages 1-17
  3. D. Hunter Best, Shale A. Dames, Whitney Wooderchak-Donahue, Tracey Lewis, Kelli L. Sumner, Cecily P. Vaughn et al.
    Pages 19-52
  4. Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-54
    2. Christine E. Miller
      Pages 55-62
    3. Patti Krautscheid, Danielle LaGrave
      Pages 63-76
    4. Robert B. Wilson, Shuji Ogino
      Pages 77-89
    5. Guangyu Gu, Reha Toydemir, Sarah T. South
      Pages 91-100
    6. Christin D. Collins, Monica J. Basehore, Kristen J. Champion, Michael J. Friez
      Pages 101-119
    7. Melanie A. Jones, Madhuri R. Hegde
      Pages 121-125
    8. Thomas W. Prior
      Pages 127-138
    9. Renkui Bai, Jaimie D. Higgs
      Pages 139-159
    10. Lisa Edelmann, Yaping Yang, Amy C. Yang, Ruth Kornreich
      Pages 161-175
    11. Steven Sperber, Elaine Spector
      Pages 177-187
    12. Lora J. H. Bean, V. M. Pratt
      Pages 189-196
    13. A. Eliot Shearer, Robert W. Eppsteiner, Richard J. H. Smith
      Pages 197-201
    14. Rajiv K. Pruthi, Michelle L. Kluge, Aneel A. Ashrani
      Pages 203-223
    15. Samantha M. Baxter, Birgit H. Funke
      Pages 239-259
    16. Maria Martinez-Lage
      Pages 261-276

About this book


This authoritative textbook offers in-depth coverage of all aspects of molecular pathology practice and embodies the current standard in molecular testing. Since the successful first edition, new sections have been added on pharmacogenetics and genomics, while other sections have been revised and updated to reflect the rapid advances in the field. The result is a superb reference that encompasses molecular biology basics, genetics, inherited cancers, solid tumors, neoplastic hematopathology, infectious diseases, identity testing, HLA typing, laboratory management, genomics, and proteomics. Throughout the text, emphasis is placed on the molecular variations being detected, the clinical usefulness of the tests, and important clinical and laboratory issues.

The second edition of Molecular Pathology in Clinical Practice will be an invaluable source of information for all practicing molecular pathologists and will also be of utility for other pathologists, clinical colleagues, and trainees.​


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Editors and affiliations

  • Debra G.B. Leonard
    • 1
  1. 1.Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Vermont College of Medicine and University of Vermont Medical CenterBurlingtonUSA

About the editors

Debra G.B. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor, Vice Chair for Laboratory Medicine, Director of the Clinical Laboratories, and Director of the Pathology Residency Training Program in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. As of July 1, 2009, Dr. Leonard was appointed Chief Diversity Officer for Weill Cornell Medical College. She is an expert in molecular diagnostics for genetic, cancer and infectious diseases. Her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees were completed at the New York University School of Medicine, where she also did her postgraduate clinical training in Anatomic Pathology, including a Surgical Pathology Fellowship. She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology, and by the American Boards of Pathology and Medical Genetics in Molecular Genetic Pathology. Currently, Dr. Leonard is a member of the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Translating Genomic-based Research for Health and Chair of the Diagnostic Applications Working Group of this Roundtable. Dr. Leonard is a past member of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics Health and Society (SACGHS) to Secretary Michael O. Leavitt, and a past President of the Association for Molecular Pathology. She has spoken widely on various molecular pathology test services, the future of molecular diagnostics and the impact of gene patents on molecular pathology practice and patient access to molecular diagnostic testing services. Most recently, Dr. Leonard was honored by receiving the 2009 Leadership Award from the Association for Molecular Pathology.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Molecular Pathology in Clinical Practice
  • Editors Debra G.B. Leonard
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-19673-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79285-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-19674-9
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIX, 1001
  • Number of Illustrations 87 b/w illustrations, 132 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
    Human Genetics
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“This is an invaluable source of information for all practicing molecular pathologists, medical geneticists, pathology and genetics residents, and molecular pathology fellows. It also will be useful to surgical and clinical pathologists, hematologists, oncologists, internists, scientists who undertake disease-related basic science and translational research, and medical laboratory technologists. … All chapters are written by pathologists and scientists experienced in the practical applications of clinical molecular pathology tests. … I highly recommend this as one of the must-have and must-read books.” (Michel Nasr, Doody's Book Reviews, June, 2016)