AND HEREDITARY CANCER
|AutHors||edited by Stefano Greggi, Salvatore Mancuso and Sergio Pecorelli|
|Volume||black and white, paperback, 17 x 24 cm|
|Pages||XIV-182 with 30 images|
|audience||oncologists, gynecologists, epidemiologists|
Major advances in the understanding of inherited susceptibility to human cancer offer a huge potential to prevention and treatment of this disease.
More than 40 germ-line mutations associated with susceptibility to cancer in a variety of hereditary syndromes have been identified so far.
On the other hand, the multiple and complex issues concerning genetic screening, which can detect a predisposition to cancer, should be directed toward the field of research; this requires the joint effort of scientists, medical experts and members (both patients and healthy) of the families affected by cancer.
This volume provides a rich presentation of the current status of hereditary forms of gynecologic and breast cancer in women. Based on contributions of an international group of leading scientists, it provides the reader with background and data to help optimize cancer prevention and management for women and their families at increased genetic susceptibility for these malignancies.