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Subject: Health: Medicine

Genetic Testing and Breast Cancer Series

Genetic Testing and Breast Cancer Series

Each year the World Congress of Bioethics hosts a conference which features symposiums on Bioethics, which is the study of the ethical, social, legal, philosophical and other related issues arising in health care, as well as other biological sciences. This classic series supported by the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics' Program in Genomics, Ethics and Society documents a symposium that addressed moral, legal and social issues related to genetic testing and breast cancer. Produced by the Stanford University Channel. Programs available on 8 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in an 8-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail

List of Titles


1. Introduction: Ethical Dilemmas 1

1. Introduction: Ethical Dilemmas 1

This program looks at the genetics of breast cancer, ethical dilemmas involved in gene testing for breast cancer susceptibility, and counseling. Featured speakers include Thomas A. Raffin, Co-Director, Stanford Program in Genomics, Ethics and Society; Eugene Bauer, M.D. Dean, Stanford University School Click for more


2. Introduction: Ethical Dilemmas 2

2. Introduction: Ethical Dilemmas 2

This program continues its looks at the genetics of breast cancer, ethical dilemmas involved in gene testing for breast cancer susceptibility, and counseling. Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., American Cancer Society Professor of Genetics and Society, University of Washington, Seattle, who addresses the genetics of breast Click for more


3. The Role of the Biotechnology Industry

3. The Role of the Biotechnology Industry

This program looks at how the private sector has gotten involved in genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility, addressing moral, legal and social issues. First, Mark Skolnick, Ph.D., the founder of Mryiad Genetics, which is a leading Biopharmaceutical company that develops and tests new drugs for Alzheimer's Click for more


4. Issues Related to Genetic Testing

4. Issues Related to Genetic Testing

As part of the World Congress of Bioethics' conference, this classic program features Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., the American physician-geneticist who is known for his discoveries of disease genes, as well as being the leader of the Human Genome Project (HGP). Although he left the National Human Genome Click for more


5. Comparing National Perspectives

5. Comparing National Perspectives

This program features a panel of international experts on genetics and pediatrics looks at genetic testing in an international context, comparing national perspectives. The panel includes: David R. Cox, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics, Stanford University, California; Ruth Chadwick, Click for more


6. Voices of People at Risk

6. Voices of People at Risk

This program offers personal perspectives on the serious issue of women who may be at high genetic risk for developing breast cancer. First Stefanie Jeffrey, M.D., Asst. Professor of Surgery at Stanford University addresses questions she hears about genetics from her patients; then Barbara A. Brenner, Click for more


7. The Realities of Predicting Breast Cancer Risk 1

7. The Realities of Predicting Breast Cancer Risk 1

This program addresses a wide range of social and cultural implications of proceeding with making genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility generally accessible. Introduced by Paul Berg, who was awarded the Nobel Price in Chemistry, the distinguished panel includes: Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., the Click for more


8. The Realities of Predicting Breast Cancer Risk 2

8. The Realities of Predicting Breast Cancer Risk 2

This program features Margaret Lock, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology at McGill University, who begins her lecture speaking of the best-selling author Stephen J. Gould, who was diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer, called peritoneal mesothelioma, which affects the abdominal lining. Statistically, the Click for more





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