Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology: Handbook of Clinical Cancer Genetics, 1st Edition

  • Ellen Matloff
  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1469833883
  • ISBN-13: 9781469833880
  • DDC: 616.99
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Genetic testing and counseling for cancer have made great strides in recent years. The popular demand for advanced screening, advances in testing, and the response of insurance companies and corporations have all served to shape this important area of cancer risk management. This practical, user-friendly guidebook allows you to search by disease site for the hereditary cancer syndromes relevant to your patient's cancer. This handy resource will help you formulate questions when expanding that patient's personal and family history, identify the genes that are most relevant, determine whether to refer that patient for genetic counseling and testing, and guide the patient's long-term management based on the patient's mutation-positive or –negative status. The guidebook will be of equal value to the practicing oncologist, surgeon, urologist, endocrinologist, gynecologist, primary care physician, physician's assistant, advanced practice nurse, and any other clinician counseling a patient who has had cancer.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Cancer Genetic Counseling.
2: Whole-Genome and Whole-Exome Sequencing in Hereditary Cancer: Impact on Genetic Testing and Counseling.
3: Direct-to-Consumer Personal Genome Testing and Cancer Risk Prediction.
4: Adverse Events in Cancer Genetic Testing: Medical, Ethical, Legal, and Financial Implications.
5: Genetic Testing by Cancer Site: Breast.
6: Genetic Testing by Cancer Site: Ovary.
7: Genetic Testing by Cancer Site: Colon (Polyposis Syndromes).
8: Genetic Testing by Cancer Site: Colon (Nonpolyposis Syndromes).
9: Genetic Testing by Cancer Site: Uterus.
10: Genetic Testing by Cancer Site: Urinary Tract.
11: Genetic Testing by Cancer Site: Pancreas.
12: Genetic Testing by Cancer Site: Stomach.
13: Genetic Testing by Cancer Site: Endocrine System.
14: Genetic Testing by Cancer Site: Skin.
Gene Index.
Syndrome Index.
Term Index.