Cancer Treatment and Research

Cancer Genetics

Editors: Pasche, Boris (Ed.)

  • Covers genetic susceptibility to gastric cancer, ethical issues related to cancer genetics, the role of common variants in the development of breast cancer, novel genetic findings related to neuroblastoma, and the role of constitutively decreased TGF-beta signaling.
  • The impact of genetics and its role in several cancers is becoming more defined.
  • A review of these biological relationships is covered by distinguished researchers and clinicians in their respective areas of research.
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Cancer genetics has revolutionized the practice of medicine as inherited genetic information helps predicts which individuals are at risk of developing various forms of cancer. Furthermore, somatically acquired genetic changes help identify therapeutic targets for patients with several common tumor types such as breast and colon cancer. Cancer Genetics reviews seminal discoveries such as genetic susceptibility to gastric cancer, ethical issues related to cancer genetics, the role of common variants in the development of breast cancer, novel genetic findings related to neuroblastoma, and the role of constitutively decreased TGF-beta signaling, which is emerging as one of the most common causes of colorectal cancer. The book has been written for all clinicians and researchers interested in cancer genetics, including oncologists, genetic counselors and cancer researchers both in academia and in industry. "Genetic alterations are a fundamental component of all cancers. This text highlights critical issues relevant for both basic scientists and clinicians. Recognized thought leaders in the field discuss current knowledge and future challenges." - Steven T. Rosen, M.D., Series Editor

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“This is a slim, handy book with 5 chapters of 112 pages, including the index. … appeal to a broad audience, whether expert or generalist, trainee or experienced … Cancer Genetics provides the fundamental principles of evidence-based translational human genetics as well as the basic knowledge to judge for oneself the who, what, when, where, why, and how of cancer genetics and genomics as relevant to clinical practice.” (Charis Eng, Journal of the American Medical Association, June, 2011)

“Provides comprehensive information on several selected topics … covered by recent cancer genetics field. … highly recommended to all with interest in the genetic components of cancer, mainly those of breast, gastric and colorectal, as well as pediatric cancers. … frame of specific cancer type may be interesting also for more broad range of readers. … The outline of challenges in understanding how … acquired somatic alterations in the tumor genome interact to exact phenotypic differences in cancer makes reading of this tiny book exciting.” (Z. Bartosova, Neoplasma, March, 2011)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Ethicolegal Aspects of Cancer Genetics

    Offit, Kenneth (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • The Influence of Common Polymorphisms on Breast Cancer

    Eccles, Diana (et al.)

    Pages 15-32

  • Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer

    Schrader, Kasmintan (et al.)

    Pages 33-63

  • Genetics and Genomics of Neuroblastoma

    Capasso, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 65-84

  • TGF-β Signaling Alterations and Colon Cancer

    Bellam, Naresh (et al.)

    Pages 85-103

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2615-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cancer Genetics
Editors
  • Boris Pasche
Series Title
Cancer Treatment and Research
Series Volume
155
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6033-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6033-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6032-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2615-8
Series ISSN
0927-3042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 112
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