Offsite at Northwestern’s Hardin Hall, Rebecca Crown Center 633 Clark Street, Evanston
A Cancer in The Family
Friday, April 12, 5:30 pm
There are 13 million people with cancer in the United States. It’s estimated that about 1.3 million of these cases are hereditary. Despite advanced training in cancer genetics and years of practicing medicine, Dr. Theo Ross was never certain whether the history of cancers in her family was simple bad luck or a sign that they were carriers of a cancer-causing genetic mutation. Then she was diagnosed with melanoma, and for someone with a dark complexion, melanoma made no sense. It turned out there was a genetic factor at work.
At this talk based on her fascinating new book A Cancer in the Family, oncologist and cancer-gene hunter Theodora Ross, MD, PhD, uses her own family’s story, the latest science of cancer genetics, and her experience as a practicing physician, to discuss how to spot the patterns of inherited cancer, how to get tested for cancer-causing genes, and what to do if you have one.
Endorsed by Siddartha Mukherjee, prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, Dr. Ross’s book is the first authoritative go-to for anyone facing inherited cancer.
Registration is required as seating is limited