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Hereditary Breast Cancer
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Practically focusing on the needs of the medical oncologist, obstetrician, and gynecologist, this source analyzes the epidemiological, biological, and clinical issues associated with hereditary breast cancer, and offers clear guidance on the application and utilization of cancer risk assessment models, screening options for individuals with HBS, and the identification of high-risk patients. Addressing every essential aspect of HBC, this source offers succinct analyses of HBC-associated syndromes, low penetrance genes, and mutations of the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes.


Introduction. OVERVIEW OF HEREDITARY BREAST CANCER. Genetic Epidemiology of Hereditary Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer Risk Estimation Models. Bioethics of Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer. HBC SYNDROMES WITH KNOWN GENETIC ETIOLOGIES. Cancer Risks in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers. Cowden's Syndrome. Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. Other Syndromes that Include Breast Cancer as a Component. Low penetrance genes. ASSESSMENT AND DISSEMINATION OF CLINICAL RISKS FOR BRCA1/2 MUTATION CARRIERS. Biology of BRCA1/2-associated Carcinogenesis. Genetic Testing and Counseling Issues. Molecular Diagnostics: Methods and Limitations. Cancer Risk Modifiers. BRCA1/2 in underserved or special populations. Psychological Impact of Genetic Testing. SCREENING AND PREVENTION OF HBC. Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention Options. Ovarian Cancer Screening and Prevention Options. Management of mutation-negative women. CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF HBC. Pathology of Breast Tumors in Hereditary Breast Cancer. Pathology of Ovarian Tumors in Mutation Carriers. Local treatment Issues in HBC. Breast Cancer in Mutation Carriers.Impact on Systemic Therapy.


ISBN-13: 9781420020366
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Publication date: September, 2007
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 7.00 x 254.00 x 24.00

Subcategories: General, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology