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Male Reproductive Cancers

Epidemiology, Pathology and Genetics

Series: Cancer Genetics

Foulkes, William D., Cooney, Kathleen A. (Eds.)

2010

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  • Covers the latest findings in the genetics of male reproductive cancers; specifically cancers of the prostate and testes
  • Also examines the epidemiology of these cancers, model systems, pathology, molecular genetics, and inherited susceptibility

Male Reproductive Cancers: Epidemiology, Pathology and Genetics presents a thoughtful, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the etiology of the prostate gland and the testes, summarizing decades of research in the three most important etiological disciplines: epidemiology, pathology and genetics.

This book is comprised of four distinct sections: Epidemiology, Pathology, Molecular Genetics, and Inherited Susceptibility, with each section divided into chapters categorized by disease. Section A reviews the epidemiology of prostate and testicular cancer, with an emphasis on clinical and environmental factors associated with these diseases. Section B begins by describing various pathological features of prostate cancer, followed by descriptions of the wide variety of testicular cancers as well as a brief section on the use of tumor markers for monitoring disease. Section C focuses on somatic genetic changes in prostate and testicular cancers using new technologies such as comparative genomic hybridization and gene expression profiling. Section D concentrates on the progress made toward understanding inherited susceptibility to prostate cancer and to testicular cancer.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Allele - Grading - cancer - carcinoma - epidemiological - epidemiology - genetics - obesity - prevention

Related subjects » Cancer Research - Human Genetics - Oncology & Hematology

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