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 of managing 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 cancer predisposing 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 and ethical 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
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.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 246 x 183 x 22 mm
Featured on Doody's Core Titles List for 2018
This excellent book is aimed at health professionals who do not specialise in cancer genetics but who, through their clinical practice, have frequent contact with patients with hereditary cancer or a family history of cancer. . . Each section has a detailed introduction at the beginning; the chapters are then divided with easy to follow sub-headings and finally a summary. This ensures that complex ideas are kept manageable. The expertise of the authors is apparent
throughout the text. * Rebecca Myatt, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust; Nursing Times *
The book is well written and edited by an interdisciplinary team of leading experts in cancer genetics in the U.K. ....The guided activities are an excellent feature, which can be particularly useful to facilitate applied learning by the individual or in classroom/group learning settings. * Doody's Notes *