Last week, the Progress Education Trust launched a new project called ‘Breast Cancer: Chances, Choices and Genetics’, inspired by Angelina Jolie’s risk-reducing mastectomy surgery. It’s a topic I was previously keen on avoiding. I hoped to get through an entire science-writing career without using the ‘C’ word, but alas. I’ve reviewed the first of the four events for BioNews (have a read then come back here).
By dint of deadlines and word counts, I had to leave out so much I wanted to say about the evening. The rest of this post contains a hodgepodge of offcuts from my review.