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Risk assessment and management in cancer genetics

Author: Fiona Lalloo
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive text will help the non-specialist undertake cancer risk assessment in the context of a family history, which also provides the foundation for cancer genetics for the specialist.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Lalloo
ISBN: 0198529600 9780198529606
OCLC Number: 60558669
Description: viii, 274 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: How to evaluate a family history / Bronwyn Kerr --
Guidelines for referral in Europe / Fred H. Menko --
Guidelines for genetic counselling, testing, and referral in North America / Susan Domchek and Barbara L. Weber --
Principles and applications of gene testing for common cancers / D. Gareth R. Evans, Pål Møller and Bronwyn Kerr --
Risk estimation in breast cancer / D. Gareth R. Evans, Bronwyn Kerr and Fiona Lalloo --
Risk estimation in colorectal cancer / Fiona Lalloo --
Risk estimation in ovarian cancer / D. Gareth R. Evans --
Management of familial breast and breast-ovarian cancer in Europe / Pål Møller --
Management of familial breast and ovarian cancer in North America / Barbara C. McGillivray --
Management of familial adenomatous polyposis and other inherited polyposis syndromes / E. Sheridan and R.S. Houlston --
The management of hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer / H.F.A. Vasen, J. Burn, E. Sheridan, R.S. Houlston and F. Douglas --
Management and risk assessment of less common familial cancers / Sameer Jhavar and Rosalind Eeles --
The neurofibromatoses / J.M. Friedman --
Von Hippel-Lindau disease / Eamonn R. Maher --
Multiple endocrine neoplasias / Fiona Lalloo --
Gorlin syndrome / D. Gareth R. Evans --
Li-Fraumeni syndrome / J.M. Birch --
Other tumour predisposing syndromes / Fiona Lalloo and D. Gareth R. Evans --
The ethical and insurance issues of cancer genetics / Patrick J. Morrison.
Responsibility: edited by Fiona Lalloo [and others].
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One of the commonest questions to a Clinical Genetics department is 'what do I do for this patient with a family history of cancer?' While most departments have guidelines for referral, these are Read more...

 
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