Molecular Genetics and Colorectal Neoplasia: A Primer for the Clinician

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Igaku-Shoin, Jan 1, 1996 - Science - 112 pages
Understanding the genetic background of colorectal cancer iskey to optimal patient management. Genetics plays a role in diagnosis, screening, therapy, prognosis and surveillance of this disease as ithelps define the behaviour and natural history of particular types oftumors. Much of the molecular genetics behind colorectal cancer iscomplex and confusing, especially to busy practitioners who do nothave the time or opportunity to keep abreast of developments."Molecular Genetics of Colorectal Neoplasia A Primer for theClinician" provides the latest information on the genetics ofcolorectal cancer within a context of basic genetics, describing thesubject in understandable language and making it clinically relevant.In this way, clinicians can become familiar with genetic terms andtechniques related to colorectal neoplasia, providing a backgroundupon which to build an appreciation of future advances and an abilityto include them in the practicalities of patient care.This edition is intended for the healthcare provider or industryconcerned with colorectal neoplasia: including general and colorectalsurgeons, pathologists, oncologists, gastroenterologists, internalmedicine and family practice physicians, nurses, geneticists, counsellors, registry co-ordinators, epidemiologists, andstatisticians.

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