Rare Hereditary Cancers

Diagnosis and Management

  • Gabriella Pichert
  • Chris Jacobs

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 205)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ellen Thomas, Shehla Mohammed
    Pages 1-15
  3. Gul Bano, Shirley Hodgson
    Pages 29-44
  4. Kevin John Monahan, Laura Hopkins
    Pages 45-60
  5. Jeremy L. Humphris, Andrew V. Biankin
    Pages 61-83
  6. Fred H. Menko, Eamonn R. Maher
    Pages 85-104
  7. Anna Angelousi, Mihail Zilbermint, Annabel Berthon, Stéphanie Espiard, Constantine A. Stratakis
    Pages 125-147
  8. Sarah Benafif, Rosalind Eeles
    Pages 149-168
  9. David M. Thomas, Mandy L. Ballinger
    Pages 169-189
  10. Susan Shanley, Christopher McCormack
    Pages 191-212
  11. Chris Jacobs, Gabriella Pichert
    Pages 213-226
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 227-238

About this book


This book approaches the differential diagnosis and management of rare, hereditary cancer syndromes from a practical angle, addressing the issues pertinent to each tumour type as encountered by health professionals in their day-to-day practice. This book enables readers to correctly identify patients with rare cancer syndromes who would benefit from genetic counselling and testing, and provides the necessary knowledge for appropriate patient management and advising at-risk family members. It begins by describing recent advances in genetic testing for cancer-predisposing genes. Leading experts from Europe and Australia then offer detailed, up-to-date guidance on the diagnosis and management of a wide range of hereditary cancers. The concluding chapter examines the wider issues that are raised by genetic testing for rare cancer syndromes for patients, families and health professionals. This book is an invaluable source of information for all specialists involved in the care of such patients and their families.


Cancer Risks Differential Diagnosis Family History of Cancer Genetic Tests Management Options Rare Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriella Pichert
    • 1
  • Chris Jacobs
    • 2
  1. 1.London Bridge HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University College LondonGuy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation TrustLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29996-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29998-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6767
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology