2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

A Cancer in the Family

Tuesday, March 15
4:00PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10AB
531 E 4th St

Millions of people see cancer in their family and wonder, “Am I next? Are my children?”Advancements in cancer research over the last twenty years have made it possible for people to understand what their genes might be telling them about their risk for cancer. Confronting a family history of cancer can be overwhelming, but it can also be fashioned into one of the best health tools available in contemporary medicine.
Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theodora Ross has a deep and personal understanding of the power of genetic knowledge. She is a professor of internal medicine and director of the Cancer Genetics Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, treating any patient with a family history of cancer. She is also a cancer survivor and carrier of a cancer mutation—the
BRCA1 mutation—and has a strong family history of cancer. She’s been living with the knowledge of the mutation for twelve years and tr...

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Theodora Ross

The University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


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