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Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer: Clinical, Predictive and Ethical Perspectives

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7197.1563 (Published 05 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1563
  1. Feyruz Rassool, lecturer in haematological medicine.
  1. King's College Hospital, London

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    Ed William D Foulkes, Shirley V Hodgson

    Cambridge University Press, £60, pp 471

    ISBN 0 521 56340 2

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    As its title suggests, this book comprehensively marries the clinical, predictive, and ethical issues that arise from identifying genes that indicate increased risk of cancer. It also effectively and in an accessible manner conveys the criteria for genetics testing and what is known of the biology underlying most known inherited cancers. The book is timely in its scope. As …

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