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Hereditary Tumors: From Genes to Clinical Consequences

Hereditary Tumors: From Genes to Clinical Consequences

Heike Allgayer (Editor), Helga Rehder (Editor), Simone Fulda (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-62753-0

May 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

559 pages

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$200.99

Description

Summarizing molecular aspects, diagnostic as well as therapeutic issues, this book is the very first and most comprehensive on hereditary aspects of tumor diseases. All the contributors have been made fellows of the Ingrid zu Solms Foundation due to their outstanding achievements in scientific research, and they discuss here the latest aspects in the diagnosis, disease management, and treatment of hereditary tumor diseases and syndromes.
A must-have ready reference for medical and biology students, MDs, PhDs, physicians, and researchers.
HEREDITARY TUMORS-GENERAL ASPECTS
Tumor Invasion, Progression and Metastasis (Allgayer)
The Genetic Background of Hereditary Tumor Diseases (Steinlein)
SYNDROMAL TYPES OF HEREDITARY TUMORS
Family Cancer Syndromes (Rehder)
Genetic Dysmorphic Syndromes Leading to Tumorigenesis (Gillessen-Kaesbach)
SITE-SPECIFIC HEREDITARY TUMORS
Hereditary Brain Tumors (Marosi)
Neurofibromatosis (Wimmer, Kehrer-Sawatzki, Legius)
Retinoblastoma: The Prototypic Hereditary Tumor (Dimaras, Gallie)
Hereditary Cancer in the Head and Neck (Wollenberg)
Hereditary Medullary and Familial Nonmedullary Thyroid Carcinoma (Weber)
Lung Tumors (Danson, Teare, Woll)
Hereditary Breast Cancer (Schmutzler)
The Hereditary Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer (Kiechle)
Prostate Cancer (Waidelich)
Wilms and Rhabdoid Tumors of the Kidney (Royer-Pokora)
Hereditary Renal Tumours of the Adult (Spruijt, Hoogerbrugge)
Gastrointestinal Polyposis Syndromes (Friedl, Vogt)
Lynch Syndrome (HNPCC) (Möslein)
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs) (Debiec-Rychter)
Hereditary Gastric Cancer (Vogelsang, Keller)
Pancreatic Cancer (Habbe, Simon)
Liver Tumors (Presser)
DNA-Repair Deficiency and Cancer: Lessons from Lymphoma (Chrzanowska, Digweed, Sperling, Seemanova)
Leukemia (Fonatsch)
Malignant Melanoma (Berking, Bosserhoff)
Xeroderma Pigmentosum, Cockayne Syndrome, Trichothiodystrophy -
Defects in DNA Repair and Carcinogenesis (Emmert)
Hereditary Tumors in Children (Fulda)
Sarcomas and Bone Tumors in Adulthood (Wardelmann)
GENETIC COUNSELLING;
PSYCHOONCOLOGY;
AND GENERAL PERSPECTIVES FOR THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES
Genetic Counselling for Hereditary Tumors (Gadzicki, Schlegelberger)
Psychooncologic Aspects of Hereditary Tumors and Predictive Testing (Neises)
Molecular Targeted Therapy (Allgayer, Fulda)
""The discussions on genetic counselling and psychological issues are interesting and relevant. The discussion of the basic genetics of inherited cancer provides a useful introduction for someone new to the field."" (Human Genetics, June 2009)