Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer CareFrom Principles to Practice

Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer CareFrom Principles to Practice

Chris Jacobs, Lorraine Robinson, and Patricia Webb

Print publication date: Aug 2014

ISBN: 9780199672844

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

The role of genetics is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of healthcare and particularly in the field of cancer care. Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care: From Principles to Practice equips health professionals with the knowledge and skills required for all aspects of managing cancer family history. This includes taking an accurate cancer family history and drawing a family tree; understanding cancer biology, basic cancer genetics and the genes involved in hereditary breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, gastric and related gynaecological cancers and rare cancer predisposing syndromes; assessing cancer risk and communicating risk information; early detection and risk reducing measures available for those at increased risk and managing individuals with hereditary cancer.

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