Professor Kelly Metcalfe
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto
Women's College Research Institute
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Refreshments & Presentation
Oakville Conference Centre
2515 Wyecroft Road
Many women are concerned about their chances of developing breast cancer. Genetic testing for breast cancer, including BRCA1 and BRCA2, can be done to identify women who are at a very high risk of developing breast cancer in the future, before the cancer develops. This gives us the opportunity to prevent these cancers before they occur. However, in Canada, genetic testing is only available to select individuals, primarily those with a strong family history of cancer.
In this talk, Prof. Metcalfe will discuss the basics of breast cancer, the risks and benefits of genetic testing, and explore the idea of making genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 available to all Canadians who want this information.
Prof. Metcalfe's presentation is part of an ongoing series of compelling lectures for alumni, hosted at venues across the GTA. U of T in Your Neighbourhood brings the University right into your community. Stay informed, inspired and connected, because together we are boundless.