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Clinical cancer genetics | Top books list July 16, 2007

Posted by ramunas in books, cancer genetics.
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This is my favourite books list on clinical cancer genetics topic. This field is quite new, so you can still feel as Isaak Azimov once said, “like walking in own garden” 🙂

Full books:

  • Genetic Predisposition to Cancer, 2nd ed. by Rosalind A. Eeles, Douglas F. Easton, Bruce A. J. Ponder, Charis Eng, 2004 – an enormous and comprehensive reference source on cancer genetics from molecular genetics, management to psychological issues. I am very much grateful to Dr. Ros Eeles for providing a free copy of this wonderful work.
  • A Practical Guide to Human Cancer Genetics, 3rd ed. by Shirley Hodgson, William Foulkes , Charis Eng, Eamonn Maher, 2007 – updated new practical guide edition covering a wide spectra of tumors, also listed by site of origin. Its structure reminds me classical P.Harpers “Practical Genetic Counselling”.
  • Risk Assessment and Management in Cancer Genetics by Fiona Lalloo, Bronwyn Kerr, Jan M Friedman, D Gareth Evans, 2005 – a great collection of chapters written by experts in a field full with useful advices for genetic testing and management. At that time when the book was published I had a training in St. Marys Hospital, Manchester and had a luck to sit in a clinic with some of the authors – have read it with a passion then and now constantly referring to.
  • Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Genetics, Screening and Management by Patrick J. Morrison, Shirley V. Hodgson, Neva E. Haites, 2005 – an introduction to the genetics of breast and ovarian cancer. This is a collection of chapters by investigators in clinical, epidemiologic, and molecular science from Europe (especially UK) and Canada.
  • Counseling About Cancer, 2nd ed. by Katherine Schneider, 2001 – a reader-friendly resource for genetic counselors and other clinicians working in the field of cancer genetics. Since we do not have counselors or genetic nurses (as is in USA, Canada, Australia and UK), all psychosocial issues need to be addressed by clinical geneticists during counseling session as well. Just ordered at Amazon.com and waiting.
  • Genetics for Oncologists: The Molecular Genetic Basis of Oncologic Disorders, by Fiona Lalloo, 2002 – pocket-friendly quick reference guide for practicing oncologist (if they wish to learn genetics).

I would be pleased if readers could write an opinion about these books or suggest some new to read.

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