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Subject: Health: Medicine

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 Click for more

8. The Realities of Predicting Breast Cancer Risk 2

8. 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 average life expectancy for 50% of people with this cancer is only 7- 8 months; this led Gould to publish an article titled "The Median Isn't the Message," in which he concluded that the other 50% could live longer, which he did, making a full recovery. Dr. Lock concludes the series by addressing the realities of genetic testing and predicting breast cancer. 99/07DE SCA 35 min.

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