Theodora Ross, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss A Cancer in the Family: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Theodora Ross, M.D., Ph.D., Oncologist and cancer gene hunter, will discuss her New Book A Cancer in the Family: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance.  This Event is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  All are welcome and encouraged to learn more about this important public health topic.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Theodora Ross, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of internal medicine and the director of the Cancer Genetics Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Ross is a leading researcher on cancer susceptibility genes, as well as a practitioner who specialized in treating breast cancer for more than a decade and now cares for all types of patients who have a family history of cancer. She is also a carrier of a cancer-causing mutation.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Dr. Theodora Ross delivers the first authoritative, go-to for people facing a genetic predisposition for cancer There are 13 million people with cancer in the United States, and it s estimated that about 1.3 million of these cases are hereditary. Yet despite advanced training in cancer genetics and years of practicing medicine, Dr. 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. Using her own family's story, the latest science of cancer genetics, and her experience as a practicing physician, Dr. Ross shows readers how to spot the patterns of inherited cancer, how to get tested for cancer-causing genes, and what to do if you have one. With a foreword by Siddartha Mukherjee, prize winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, this will be the first authoritative, go-to for people facing inherited cancer, this book empowers readers to face their genetic heritage without fear and to make decisions that will keep them and their families healthy.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, March 03, 2016 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Theodora Ross, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss her New Book A Cancer in the Family and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow her Presentation.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.  Booksigning Tickets are distributed in the order that Books are purchased.  Rainy Day Books will have Dr. Theodora Ross' Books with Booksigning Tickets for Sale in the Unity Temple Lobby before and after her Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  All are welcome and encouraged to learn more about this important public health topic.  Reservations are Required.  Please E-mail with your Full Name, Phone Number and the Number of People in your Group.  Please put "Dr. Theodora Ross Author Event Reservation" in the Subject Line of your E-mail.  

Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
SKU: A9781101982839

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: One Author Autographed Hardcover of A Cancer in the Family by Theodora Ross, M.D., Ph.D.

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