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Title Inherited susceptibility to cancer : clinical, predictive and ethical perspectives.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  616.994042 INHE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 456 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Ethical, legal, and social issues, screening, counselling, gene and mutation detection. 1. The inherited basis of cancer / Shirley Hodgson and Gareth Evans. 2. Screening for cancer in those at high risk as a result of genetic susceptibility / Howard Cuckle. 3. Ethical and legal perspectives on inherited cancer susceptibility / Bartha Maria Knoppers and Beatrice Godard. 4. Cancer genetics and public expectations / Dorothy Nelkin. 5. Genetic counselling / June Peters. 6. Cancer genetics in primary care / Gene Feder and Michael Modell. 7. Genetic epidemiologic approaches to finding genes that influence susceptibility to cancer / Pamela St. Jean and Nicholas Schork. 8. Mutation detection / Louise Hosking, Karin Au and Philippe Sanseau -- Pt. II. Hereditary contribution to cancer: site-by-site and special groups. 9. Cancers of the digestive system / Tamar Flanders and William Foulkes. 10. Cancers of the breast, ovary, and uterus / William Foulkes and Steven Narod.
11. Cancers of the kidney and urothelium / Eamonn Maher. 12. Cancers of the prostate and testes / Steven Narod, Bonnie King and David Hogg. 13. The neurofibromatoses and other neuro-oncological syndromes / Martin Ruttledge and Guy Roulean. 14. Malignant melanoma / Nicholas Hayward. 15. Non-melanoma skin cancer / David Goudie. 16. Endocrine cancers / Harriet Feilotter and Lois Mulligan. 17. Tobacco-related cancers of the respiratory and upper digestive tract / Zoltan Trizna and Stimson Schantz. 18. Inherited abnormalities of DNA processing and predisposition to cancer / A. Malcolm Taylor. 19. Childhood cancer / Kathy Pritchard-Jones. 20. Late-breaking developments / William Foulkes and Shirley Hodgson.
Other author Foulkes, William D.
Hodgson, Shirley V.
Subject Cancer -- Treatment -- Genetic aspects.
Cancer -- Treatment -- Risk factors.
Cancer -- Genetic aspects.
Cancer -- Risk factors.
Health risk assessment -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 0521563402