Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Cancer

Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Cancer

Tabular-Based Clinical and Genetic Aspects

1st Edition - March 20, 2021

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  • Authors: John Henson, Robert Resta
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323885829
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323907460

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Many hereditary cancer syndromes are linked to alterations in single genes. Detection and clinical interpretation of these alterations can guide cancer risk reduction for patients and their families through screening, prophylactic measures, and other strategies. Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Cancer summarizes hereditary syndromes and their associated cancers and genes. The information is presented in 50 practice-enhancing tables that relate clinical, genetic, diagnostic, and management aspects in a manner that has previously not been available in a single reference. Intended to guide the specialist as well the novice, this volume will elevate the care of hereditary cancer patients and their families.

Key Features

  • Unique table-based presentation of 50 key aspects of hereditary cancer
  • Clinical features, genetics, genetic testing, diagnosis, counseling, and management of multiple hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Table-based format to inter-relate clinical and scientific information
  • Landscape layout for easier viewing of tabular information


Clinicians, oncologists, cancer researchers, geneticists, researchers with an interest in hereditary cancer and cancer genetics, genetic counselors, cancer surgeons, neuro-oncologists, gastroenterologists, internists, and family practitioners

Table of Contents

  • I. Genetics
    II. Genetic Testing
    III. Clinical Features
    IV. Tumors - Syndromes - Genes
    V. Classic Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: March 20, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323885829
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323907460

About the Authors

John Henson

Dr. Henson is director of the Hereditary Cancer Clinic at the Georgia Cancer Center, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, in Augusta, Georgia, USA. He has practiced neuro-oncology for over 25 years and is a well-published leader in several related fields, with over 125 papers and book chapters. He attended the Intensive Course in Cancer Genomic Risk Assessment at City of Hope in 2018. He was previously Chief of Oncology Services at Piedmont Healthcare and on the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital and the faculty of Harvard Medical School for 17 years. Dr. Henson is a member of numerous societies, including as an affiliate member of the American College of Medical Genetics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Georgia Cancer Center, Augusta, GA,USA.

Robert Resta

Mr. Resta is a retired cancer genetic counselor with 37 years of experience in the Swedish Hereditary Cancer Clinic. He is a well-known expert in this field with over 60 publications. He has published extensively on the historical, ethical, and psychological aspects of genetic counseling. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Genetic Counseling and a frequent contributor to The DNA Exchange, the most widely read genetic counseling blog. He is the 2013 recipient of the Natalie Weissberger Paul National Achievement Award, the most distinguished honor within the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

Affiliations and Expertise

Genetic Counselor, Swedish Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Seattle, Washington, USA

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