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August 2009
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This publication surveys the profound and far-reaching ramifications that have arisen from the very significant advances in our understanding of the genetic basis of familial breast and ovarian cancer. Written by international experts from Europe and North America, this book provides the busy clinician with a contemporary and wide-ranging guide to the latest developments in the diagnosis, genetics, screening, prevention and management of familial breast cancer. This area has advanced in knowledge so rapidly that this publication provides an unrivalled source of information including sections on ethical and insurance issues and the different cultural differences in breast cancer. The use of recently devised cancer genetics clinics and different referral criteria and patterns to these clinics are detailed. The volume will be of immense value to all clinical geneticists, oncologists, and healthcare professionals involved in screening and counselling programmes.


‘… this is a very good state of the art document of the current knowledge, covering most aspects of the genetic background and the clinical management of suspected familial breast and ovarian cancer in mid-2002 … for those in the phase of starting up a clinical service the book contains valuable information and would be very useful as a basic guide…’.

Source: Human Genetics

‘Colleagues throughout the profession from a wide range of disciplines will find much in this book to interest them and will help them guide and manage their patients through the difficult decision journey of familial cancer.’

Source: The Ulster Medical Journal

' … members of the cancer genetics team who found it immediately useful … the usefulness of the text is such that I found myself reading it from cover to cover. No chapter is weak … I recommend it to all clinical geneticists working in cancer genetics, to breast surgeons and gynaecologists who deal with these cancers, and to radiologists involved in screening programmes. It provides an excellent review of the state of the art, with all the relevant references.

Source: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

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