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AuthorLynch, Henry T. author
TitleHereditary Factors in Carcinoma [electronic resource] / by Henry T. Lynch
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 1967
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Descript XII, 186 p. online resource


The writing of this monograph was stimulated on the one hand by experience gained in the study of "cancer families", and on the other, by the frequent perplexed and bewildered comments made by numerous physicians who have expressed amazeยญ ment that we could think that "cancer is hereditary". In reviewing the world literature it became immediately apparent that no compendium on the subject of cancer genetics was available to the physician or research scientist. Therefore this monograph has been written for the following reasons: 1) To illuminate the problem for those who may have missed or ignored the evidence supporting a genetic etiology for certain malignant neoplasms; 2) to supply useful information to all practicing physicians regarding genetic risks to their patients; and 3) to provide new thoughts on the subject for use by cancer investigators. Finally, our paramount hope is that information gleaned through the reading of this monograph may contribute to the early dia gnosis of cancer in members of high risk "cancer families"


1 History of Cancer Genetics in Man -- Man as a problem for genetic studies -- Cancer genetics in animals -- Early studies in man -- Cancer of specific anatomic sites -- Twin studies -- Cancer families -- Mendelian inherited cancer disorders -- Cytogenetics and carcinoma -- Blood group antigens and carcinoma -- Cancer resistance -- References -- 2 Classical Examples of Heredity and Malignancy -- Familial polyposis coli -- Gardnerโ{128}{153}s syndrome -- Multiple nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome -- Xeroderma pigmentosum -- Thyroid carcinoma (medullary thyroid carcinoma with amyloid production associated with pheochromocytoma). -- Hereditary multiple exostoses -- Hereditary polyendocrine adenomatoses and the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome -- Tylosis and esophageal cancer (keratosis palmaris et plantaris) -- Bloomโ{128}{153}s syndrome (congenital telangiectatic erythema and stunted growth) -- Fanconiโ{128}{153}s aplastic anemia (constitutional aplastic anemia) -- Retinoblastoma -- Von Recklinghausenโ{128}{153}s neurofibromatosis -- References -- 3 Heredity and the More Common Malignancies of Man: Carcinoma of the Breast, Stomach, Colon, Lung, Prostate, and Endometrium -- Breast Cancer -- Stomach Cancer -- Colon carcinoma -- Lung carcinoma -- Prostate carcinoma -- Endometrial carcinoma -- References -- 4 Hereditary Aspects of Some Less Frequently Occuring Malignancies Exclusive of the Reticuloendothelial System -- Kaposiโ{128}{153}s sarcoma -- Carcinoma of the nasopharynx -- Carotid body tumors -- Generalized keratoacanthoma -- Hepatocellular carcinoma -- Familial pheochromocytoma -- Malignant melanoma -- Carcinoid tumor -- Carcinoma of the duodenum -- Hypernephroma -- Testicular tumors -- References -- 5 Hereditary Disorders with Variable Malignant Neoplastic Predisposition -- Wernerโ{128}{153}s syndrome -- Pagetโ{128}{153}s disease (osteitis deformans) and osteogenic sarcoma -- Ataxia telangiectasia (Louis-Bar syndrome) -- Congenital sex-linked agammaglobulinemia (Brutonโ{128}{153}s type) -- Chediak-Higashi syndrome -- Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome -- Dermatomyositis -- Sjogrenโ{128}{153}s syndrome -- Scleroderma (progressive systemic sclerosis) -- Albinism -- Dysgenetic gonads and disorders of somatosexual disturbance -- Peutz-Jeghers syndrome -- Porphyria cutanea tarda -- Systemic lupus erythematosus -- References -- 6 Genetic Aspects of Tumors of the Nervous System -- Familial isolated tumors of the nervous system -- Established genetic diseases with significant incidence of tumors of nervous system.. -- Von Recklinghausenโ{128}{153}s neurofibromatosis -- Von Hippel Lindauโ{128}{153}s hemangioblastoma -- Tuberous sclerosis -- Hereditary multiple endocrine adenomatosis -- Multiple nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome -- Retinoblastoma -- Pheochromocytoma -- Neuroblastoma -- Summary -- 7 Heredity and Malignancies of the Reticuloendothelial System -- Hodgkinโ{128}{153}s disease -- Multiple myeloma -- Leukemia -- Waldenstrรถmโ{128}{153}s macroglobulinemia -- References -- 8 Congenital Cancer and Congenital Abnormalities Associated with Cancer -- Introductory survey -- Neuroblastoma -- Wilmโ{128}{153}s tumor -- Hemihypertrophy -- Klinefelterโ{128}{153}s and Turnerโ{128}{153}s syndromes -- Congenital epithelial parotid gland tumors -- References -- 9 โ{128}{156}Cancer Familiesโ{128}{157}: Adenocarcinomas (Endometrial and Colon Carcinoma) and Multiple Primary Malignant Neoplasms -- and historical review -- Definition of a โ{128}{156}cancer familyโ{128}{157} -- Importance of histologic diagnosis -- Study of six โ{128}{156}cancer familiesโ{128}{157} -- Heredity and multiple primary malignant neoplasms -- Cancer families in the literature from Warthin (Family G) to present -- The hereditary multiple cancer syndrome -- Implications for this cancer syndrome from the standpoint of early cancer detection and cancer control -- References -- 10 Heredity, Emotions, and Carcinoma: Delay in Cancer Detection -- Tumor service Patient series -- Two โ{128}{156}cancer familiesโ{128}{157} -- College Alumnae series -- Analysis of findings -- Implications for cancer control -- References -- 11 Cancer and Genetic Counseling -- History of genetic counseling -- Genetic counseling and diagnosis -- Genetic counseling, physician responsibility, a patient-physician relationship -- Genetic counseling as โ{128}{156}family problemsโ{128}{157} -- Clinical examples, emotional and psychiatric factors -- Protocol for genetic counseling -- Genetic terminology and disease -- Genetic counseling and cancer patients -- Summary -- References -- 12 Epilogue -- Figures

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