Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care: From Principles to Practice

Paperback | August 25, 2014

EditorChris Jacobs, Lorraine Robinson, Patricia Webb

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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 ofmanaging 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 cancerpredisposing 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. Drawing on experiences of health professionals, Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care discusses the challenges raised and provides practical advice and insight into what happens when a patient is referred for genetic counselling and genetic testing, including the psychological, social andethical issues faced by individuals and families with and at risk of hereditary cancer. The book also provides practical guidance on setting up a cancer family history clinic in primary and secondary care.Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care is essential reading for healthcare professionals working with cancer patients and their families, and is an ideal reference text for non-specialists working in cancer genetics.

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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 ofmanaging cancer family history. This includ...

Prior to becoming a genetic counsellor, Chris was an experienced critical care nurse and transplant coordinator. She was appointed to the post of Consultant Genetic Counsellor in Cancer Genetics in 2006 and has led/ jointly led the cancer genetics service for the South East of England since 2008. In addition to providing genetic counse...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:August 25, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section 1: Putting cancer genetics into context1. Chris Jacobs: Putting cancer genetics into contextSection 2: Cancer genetics: the basics2. Chris Jacobs: Cancer genetics: the basics - Introduction3. Emma Williams: Taking a cancer family history and drawing a family tree4. Christine Patch: Basic cancer genetics5. Audrey Yandle: Cancer biology6. Lorraine Robinson and Pat Webb: Cancer genetics: the basics - SummarySection 3: Genetics of specific cancers7. Chris Jacobs: Genetics of specific cancers - Introduction8. Deborah Ruddy: Genetics of breast and ovarian cancer9. Gabriella Pichert: Genetics of colorectal, gastric and related gynaecological cancers10. Audrey Ardern-Jones, Elizabeth Bancroft and Rosalind Eeles: Genetics of prostate cancer11. Adam Shaw: Genetics of rare cancer syndromes12. Pat Webb and Lorraine Robinson: Genetics of specific cancers - SummarySection 4: Cancer risk assessment and communicating risk13. Chris Jacobs: Cancer risk assessment and communicating risk - Introduction14. Vishakha Trepathi and Charlotte Eddy: Breast and ovarian cancer risk assessment15. Sarah Rose and Vicki Keisel: Colorectal and gastric and related cancers risk assessment16. Lorraine Robinson and Pat Webb: Cancer risk assessment and communicating risk - SummarySection 5: Early detection of hereditary cancer17. Chris Jacobs: Early detection of hereditary cancer - Introduction18. Michael Michell: Early detection of hereditary breast cancer19. Abdulkani Yusuf and Kevin John Monahan: Early detection of hereditary colorectal and gastric cancer20. Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj and Usha Menon: Early detection of hereditary gynaecological cancers21. Lorraine Robinson and Pat Webb: Early detection of hereditary cancer - SummarySection 6: Reducing the risk of cancer22. Chris Jacobs: Reducing the risk of cancer - Introduction23. Hisham Hamed and Jian Farhadi: Reducing the risk of breast cancer24. Eric Chung and Mark George: Reducing the risk of colorectal and gastric cancer25. Adam Rosenthal: Reducing the risk of gynaecological cancers26. Lorraine Robinson and Pat Webb: Reducing the risk of cancer - SummarySection 7: Managing hereditary cancer27. Chris Jacobs: Managing hereditary cancer - Introduction28. Jennifer Glendenning, Ashutosh Kothari, Amanda Shewbridge and Andrew Tutt: Managing hereditary breast cancer29. Kiruthikah Thillai, Claire Coughlan, Mahmoud Ali Zohree Ali, Paul Ross: Managing hereditary colorectal and gastric cancer30. Charlotte Moss, Emma Crosbie and Ana Montes: Managing hereditary gynaecological cancer31. Pat Webb and Lorraine Robinson: Managing hereditary cancer - SummarySection 8: Genetic counselling and supporting individuals with a family history of cancer32. Chris Jacobs: Genetic counselling and supporting individuals with a family history of cancer - Introduction33. Chris Jacobs, Eshika Haque and Gillian Scott: Genetic counselling about cancer predisposition34. Clare Firth: Psychosocial issues and supporting individuals with a family history of cancer35. Athalie Melville and Sally Watts: Ethical and cultural issues36. Pat Webb and Lorraine Robinson: Genetic counselling and supporting individuals with a family history of cancer - SummarySection 9: Managing cancer family history in primary, secondary and palliative care37. Chris Jacobs: Managing cancer family history in primary, secondary and palliative care - Introduction38. Belinda Lotter and Kati Harris: Experiences of managing cancer family history in primary care39. Gillian Bowman and Linda Dyer: Experiences of managing cancer family history in secondary care40. Sheila Goff: Experiences of managing cancer family history in palliative care41. Chris Jacobs: A practical guide to setting up a cancer family history clinic in primary and secondary care42. Pat Webb and Lorraine Robinson: Managing cancer family history in primary, Secondary and palliative care - Summary