Handbook of Tumor Syndromes

1st Edition

Dongyou Liu

CRC Press
May 27, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 680 Pages - 70 Color & 172 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815393801 - CAT# K343282

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Tumors/cancers are characterized by uncontrolled growths of abnormal cells that extend beyond their usual boundaries and disrupt the normal functions of affected organs and systems. While about 85% of tumors/cancers arise sporadically without family connection, 15% appear to result from inheritance of genetic mutations, some (5-10%) of which are responsible for causing tumor syndromes (or cancer susceptibility syndromes). In comparison with sporadic tumors/cancers, those associated with tumor syndromes (>300 described so far) tend to occur at a younger age, involve multiple organs and systems, produce multiple (often in a distinct spectrum) and bilateral lesions, associate with multiple hamartomatous, benign, or precursor lesions, locate in specific site, display unique syndromic features, and affect multiple members/generations of family.

This book provides a state-of-art and authoritative coverage of nearly 100 tumor syndromes. Each chapter presents an overview of a particular tumor syndrome in relation to its biology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. With contributions from oncologists, clinicians and specialists, this book offers a useful reference for scholars and students of medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, nursing, public health and other biomedical disciplines.

Key Features

  • Reviews the biology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical features of tumor syndromes
  • Contains up-to-date information on the diagnosis and treatment of tumor syndromes
  • Includes expert coverage from leading oncologists and clinicians

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Dongyou Liu, Ph.D., studied veterinary science at Hunan Agricultural University, China and undertook postgraduate training at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Over the past three decades, he has worked at several research and clinical laboratories in Australia and the United States of America, with focuses on molecular characterization of microbial pathogens and detection of human genetic disorders and tumors/cancers. He is the primary author of >50 original research and review articles in various international journals, the contributor of 197 book chapters, and the editor of Molecular Detection of Human Viral Pathogens (2010), Molecular Detection of Human Bacterial Pathogens (2011), Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens (2011), Molecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens (2012), Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens (2016), and Handbook of Foodborne Diseases (2018) as well as the co-editor of Molecular Medical Microbiology 2nd edition (2014). He is also the founding series editor and author of several volumes in the Pocket Guides to Biomedical Sciences book series.