Pharmacogenetics: Making cancer treatment safer and more effective

  • William G. Newman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. William G. Newman, Fiona H. Blackhall
    Pages 1-9
  3. Cristina Rodríguez-Antona, Julia Kirchheiner
    Pages 11-26
  4. William G. Newman
    Pages 27-44
  5. Roberta Ferraldeschi
    Pages 61-86
  6. Fiona Blackhall
    Pages 87-99
  7. P. Kellie Turner, Gareth J. Veal
    Pages 101-113
  8. Andrew A. Somogyi
    Pages 115-125
  9. Catharine M.L. West, Gillian C. Barnett, Alison M. Dunning, Rebecca M. Elliott, Neil G. Burnet
    Pages 127-135
  10. Mireille Cantarini
    Pages 137-145
  11. Tara Clancy
    Pages 147-160
  12. Katherine Payne
    Pages 161-174
  13. William G. Newman
    Pages 175-179
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 181-186

About this book


Chemotherapy has made a dramatic difference to improved survival in patients with cancer. However, not all patients respond and some experience serious side effects.

"Pharmacogenetics: Making cancer treatment safer and more effective" is an up to date summary of the exciting new field of how genetic testing can tailor more effective prescription in oncology.

It is targeted at oncologists and professionals involved in the treatment of patients with cancer. It provides a core background in genetics and pharmacological principles before providing chapters from acknowledged experts in the field on genetic tests in specific cancer types, including breast, bowel and lung cancer. Clinical cases are used to illustrate the practical application of this knowledge.

Chapters on ethics, health economics and the industry aspects of pharmacogenetics set out the challenges and opportunities afforded by this new science.


Cancer Chemotherapy Pharmacogenetics adverse reactions genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • William G. Newman
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Centre (MAHSC), University of ManchesterSt. Mary’s HospitalManchesterUnited Kingdom

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