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Genetics and Genomics in Oncology Nursing Practice


Within the past decade, the demand for oncology nurses who are knowledgeable and competent in genetic and genomic applications that impact practice has risen dramatically as new discoveries in the field influenced the fundamental understanding of cancer development, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

Genetics and Genomics in Oncology Nursing Practice broadens the topic of genetics from a discussion of risk assessment to encompass such issues as cancer biology, clinical applications of genetic study, and the scope of oncology nursing practice. In this latest volume from Kathleen Calzone, Agnes Masny, and Jean Jenkins, you’ll find updated information on cancer genetic risk assessment, and new topics such as pharmacogenomics (including a history and recent discoveries), targeted therapies, nursing credentialing in cancer genetics, multicultural considerations in providing genetic and genomic cancer care, and much more.

In addition to cancer genetic risk assessment, education, and management, updated sections feature the fundamental principles of genetic and genomic oncology nursing; ethical, legal, and social issues (including direct-to-consumer marketing and genetic testing and testing of children); professional practice issues including the “Genetic and Genomic Competencies and Recommendations for Education” as well as a new listing of resources and an expanded glossary.

With genetics continuing to take on more importance in the specialty of oncology nursing, you’ll have an opportunity with this book to gain the fundamental scientific understanding necessary to learn, utilize, and maintain genetic oncology nursing competency at the dawning of the genomic era of oncology nursing.

2010. 346 pages. Softcover.Order now!

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