Endocrine Tumor Syndromes and Their Genetics

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C.A. Stratakis
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, Mar 20, 2013 - Medical - 200 pages
In these times, a book should aspire to present the most significant advances in the field, reflect the themes of the moment, and provide a useful compendium for future reference. This book accomplishes all three objectives by discussing the changing world of modern genetics in endocrine tumors and its impact on clinical practice. Clinicians have to incorporate modern genetics and systems biology in their daily practice. Educators and researchers have to introduce molecular pathways and their genetic variability in their teaching, as well as understanding of classic physiology and pathophysiology.Taking these aspects into account, the chapters in this book cover both the classic multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes, as well as newly described ones, such as Carney triad and Carney-Stratakis syndrome. Furthermore, the genetics of paragangliomas as well as thyroid, parathyroid, and pituitary tumors are examined. Outlining the latest research and its obvious implications for our understanding the genetics of endocrine tumor formation and molecular biology of cancer and their potential therapeutic implications, this book is not only useful for researchers but even more so for practicing clinicians, in particular internists, endocrinologists, oncologists, pediatricians, surgeons, pathologists, geneticists, and genetic counselors.
 

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Contents

Foreword
vii
Preface
ix
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
xiii
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
xxviii
von HippelLindau Syndrome
xlii
Carney Complex
lxii
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 4
lxxv
Novel Hereditary Forms ofPheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas
xci
Genetics of Pituitary Adenomas
13
Clinical Behavior and Genetics of Nonsyndromic Familial Nonmedullary Thyroid Cancer
43
Genetic Defects Associated with Familialand Sporadic Hyperparathyroidism
45
Endocrine Tumors Associated withNeurofibromatosis Type 1 PeutzJeghersSyndrome and Other Familial NeoplasiaSyndromes
28
Author Index
182
Subject Index
183
Cover
189
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