© 2008

Molecular Genetic Pathology

  • Liang Cheng
  • David Y. Zhang
  • Provides useful and up to date references, principles, and explanations including relevant information to the clinical practice

  • Thorough review book for medical genetics and molecular genetic pathology

  • Organized and detailed text of specific molecular genetic techniques


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Sections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shaobo Zhang, Darrell D. Davidson, David Y. Zhang, Jodi A. Parks, Liang Cheng
      Pages 3-32
    3. Stuart Schwartz
      Pages 33-63
    4. Josephine Wu, Tao Feng, Ruliang Xu, Fei Ye, Bruce E. Petersen, Liang Cheng et al.
      Pages 65-131
    5. Martina Storz, Holger Moch
      Pages 133-140
    6. Matthew Kuhar, Liang Cheng
      Pages 141-154
    7. Magdalena Czader
      Pages 155-183
    8. Shaobo Zhang, Darrell D. Davidson, Liang Cheng
      Pages 185-208
    9. Hugo M. Horlings, Marc Van de Vijver
      Pages 209-229
    10. David H. Geho, Virginia Espina, Lance A. Liotta, Emanuel F. Petricoin, Julia D. Wulfkuhle
      Pages 231-239
    11. Catalina Lopez-Correa, Lawrence M. Gelbert
      Pages 241-259
    12. Liang Cheng, Shaobo Zhang, Timothy D. Jones, Deborah E. Blue
      Pages 261-301
    13. Bruce E. Petersen, Josephine Wu, Liang Cheng, David Y. Zhang
      Pages 365-392
    14. Tatiana Foroud, Daniel L. Koller
      Pages 393-403
    15. Kimberly A. Quaid, Lisa J. Cushman
      Pages 405-413
  3. Disease-Based Sections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Lisa Edelmann, Stuart Scott, Ruth Kornreich
      Pages 417-440
    3. Nataline Kardon, Lisa Edelmann
      Pages 441-448

About this book


Molecular Genetic Pathology presents up-to-date material containing fundamental information relevant to the clinical practice of molecular genetic pathology. Part I examines the clinical areas of molecular biology, genomics, pharmacogenomics and proteomics, while Part II covers the molecular areas of medical genetics, microbiology, hematology, transfusion medicine, oncology and forensic pathology. The volume provides a unique reference for the practicing pathologist and medical geneticist as well as a review book for residents and fellows in training in pathology, medical genetics and molecular genetic pathology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Liang Cheng
    • 1
  • David Y. Zhang
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Clarian Pathology LaboratoryIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolis
  2. 2.Department of PathologyMount Sinai School of MedicineNew York
  3. 3.Mount Sinai Medical CenterNew York

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Molecular Genetic Pathology
  • Editors Liang Cheng
    David Y. Zhang
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-974-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-405-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 788
  • Number of Illustrations 118 b/w illustrations, 274 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
    Human Genetics
    Molecular Medicine
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

"A compilation of genetic tests and related information … . This book would be of great interest to molecular genetics fellows, pathology/laboratory medicine residents or fellows, practicing pathologists, and oncologists. It would also be of interest to anyone in the healthcare professions … . I also recommend it to practitioners looking for a comprehensive and concise, state-of-the-art book on clinically useful molecular/genetic tests. It is a great study guide during training and would be a great review book in preparation for specialty board certification exams." (Valerie L. Ng, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2008)

"This book provides a comprehensive review of the various molecular genetic tests that are currently being conducted at research and clinical laboratories.  This textbook is robust and would be useful in an advanced genetics course ase part of a clinical-based diagnosic genetics-based graduate program; genetic training postdoctoral program, or molecular genetic pathology post-MD fellowship training program.  In addition, some of the chapters in this book could be incorporated into existing advanced cytogenetic courses or upper-level molecular biology courses.

In summary, Molecular Genetic Pathology is a comprehensive review guide that looks at the various theories and methodologies of how molecular genetic testing is being performed." (Reviewed by Peter Hu, Molecular Genetic Technology Program, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas)

"The book features chapters written by experts in all aspects of molecular pathology … . this is a timely and useful book, principally because of its comprehensiveness. Readers seeking an introduction to molecular diagnostics will probably find it thin on background explanations and overwhelming in detail. … for trainees and laboratory workers in the field who need a quick summary of available techniques and diagnostic markers, it should prove to be a valuable and convenient resource." (Jeffrey Sklar, The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 360 (20), May, 2009)