Tumors/cancers are described by uncontrolled growths of abnormal cells that spread beyond their usual boundaries and disturb the normal functions of affected organs and systems. Though about 75%–80% of tumors/cancers arise sporadically without a family connection; 20%–25% appear to be familial (counting 10%–15% nonhereditary familial tumors [or familial tumors] and 5%–10% hereditary familial tumors [or hereditary tumors]). As hereditary and nonhereditary familial tumors often demonstrate both tumor-related and non-tumor-related (or syndromic) symptoms; they are stated as tumor syndromes (or cancer susceptibility syndromes).
In comparison with irregular tumors/cancers; tumor syndromes (>300 described so far) tend to happen at a younger age; involve multiple organs and systems; produce numerous (often in a distinct spectrum) and bilateral lesions; form multiple hamartomatous; precursor or benign lesions; locate in the specific site(s); display exclusive syndromic features; and impact multiple members/generations of a family.
Handbook of Tumor Syndromes (PDF) provides authoritative and state-of-art coverage of about 100 tumor syndromes; with chapters presenting summaries of individual tumor syndromes in connection to their biology; epidemiology; clinical features; pathogenesis; diagnosis; treatment; and prognosis. Featuring contributions from clinicians; oncologists; and specialists; the ebook provides a reliable; comprehensive reference on tumor syndromes for students and scholars of medicine; dentistry; nursing; pharmacology; public health; and other biomedical disciplines.
- Includes expert coverage from renowned oncologists and clinicians
- Includes up-to-date information on the diagnosis and treatment of tumor syndromes
- Reviews the biology; pathogenesis; epidemiology; and clinical features of tumor syndromes
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Dongyou Liu; Ph.D.; has worked at numerous research and clinical laboratories in Australia and the United States for the last three decades; with an emphasis on molecular characterization of microbial pathogens and recognition of human genetic disorders and tumors/cancers. He is the primary author of over 50 original review and research articles in various peer-reviewed international journals; the contributor of 197 book chapters; and the editor of over 10 ebooks.
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