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The Progress Educational Trust (PET) is delighted to announce the final speaker lineup for its free-to-attend public event 'Risk Assessment: Breast Cancer, Prediction and Screening', taking place at University College London on the evening of Thursday 8 May. This event forms part of PET's Wellcome Trust supported project 'Breast Cancer: Chances, Choices and Genetics'.

Dr Ann Robinson, chair of the Progress Educational Trust (PET)'s event 'Risk Assessment: Breast Cancer, Prediction and Screening', taking place on Thursday 8 May 2014Paul Serhal, speaker at the Progress Educational Trust (PET)'s event 'Risk Assessment: Breast Cancer, Prediction and Screening', taking place on Thursday 8 May 2014Wendy Watson, speaker at the Progress Educational Trust (PET)'s event 'Risk Assessment: Breast Cancer, Prediction and Screening', taking place on Thursday 8 May 2014Professor Stephen Duffy, speaker at the Progress Educational Trust (PET)'s event 'Risk Assessment: Breast Cancer, Prediction and Screening', taking place on Thursday 8 May 2014Professor Klim McPherson, speaker at the Progress Educational Trust (PET)'s event 'Risk Assessment: Breast Cancer, Prediction and Screening', taking place on Thursday 8 May 2014

The five experts pictured here - Dr Ann Robinson (GP and health commentator for the Guardian and BBC Radio 4), Paul Serhal (the first UK clinician ever licensed to perform preimplantation genetic diagnosis for inherited breast cancer risk), Wendy Watson (Founder/Director of the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline and author of I'm Still Standing: My Fight Against Hereditary Breast Cancer) and Professors Stephen Duffy and Klim McPherson (leading researchers in screening/statistics/epidemiology at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Oxford respectively) - will discuss breast cancer risk from contrasting perspectives.

The event is free to attend. Book your place now by emailing Sandy Starr at

The Progress Educational Trust (PET)'s event 'Relative Risk: Breast Cancer and Genetics'

If you want to know why you should attend the 8 May event (aside from the important subject matter and the stellar lineup of speakers, that is) then look no further than the audience feedback from PET's recent 'Relative Risk: Breast Cancer and Genetics' event. Here's what some of the attendees had to say about it:

  • 'Captivating presentations by all.'

  • 'There was perfectly balanced range of views and it was fantastic having someone with a BRCA mutation to offer her views.'

  • 'Really clear speakers with no jargon, good examples and explanations.'

  • 'Very good panel - broad in knowledge and interesting. Good audience too!'

  • 'All speakers were very insightful and clear.'

  • 'Fascinating context, clearly and succinctly delivered by an expert panel. A good length of Q&A was valuable and well chaired. An outstanding event - very informative and balanced.'

You can read more about the event on PET's flagship publication BioNews, and on the Wellcome Trust blog. See:

Look out for more related material, including a podcast of interviews with the speaker panel, in the near future. Subscribe to BioNews for free here to be kept updated.

Eva

Last but by no means least, PET would like to congratulate its Legal Editor Antony Blackburn-Starza and his family on the arrival of this bundle of joy, a bouncing baby girl named Eva. PET wishes them - and you - a very Happy Easter, and hopes to see you at the 'Risk Assessment' event on 8 May!

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