Chapter 7. Genetics and Cancer

  1. Janice Gabriel MPhil, PgD, BSc(Hons), RN, FETC, ONC, CertMHS
  1. Scott C. Edmunds

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988121.ch7

The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition

The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition

How to Cite

Edmunds, S. C. (2007) Genetics and Cancer, in The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition (ed J. Gabriel), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470988121.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Nurse Director, Central South Coast Cancer Network

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057599

Online ISBN: 9780470988121



  • genetics;
  • cancer;
  • DNA;
  • transcription;
  • gene expression


This chapter contains section titled:

  • What are Genes?

  • Mutations

  • Genetic Disease

  • Cancer as a Genetic Disease

  • DNA Repair Genes

  • Methylation in Tumourigenesis

  • Methylation in Tumourigenesis

  • Defining Chromosomal Abnormalities in a Tumour

  • Mutational Analysis

  • Pre-Screening Techniques

  • Genetic Screening of Cancer

  • Future Applications of Cancer Genetics: Chemosensitivity and Gene Therapy

  • Conclusion

  • Further Sources