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Women may inherit breast cancer from their fathers

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Aired 4/19/09


Dr. Mary-Claire King discovered that a particularly lethal kind of breast cancer is genetically linked to a woman's father. Tom Fudge speaks with the award-winning geneticist about her discoveries. And to a man who found out that he passed breast cancer on to his daughter.

Dr. Mary-Claire King will be the keynote speaker at "Dinner with the Scientists" at the Hotel del Coronado tonight at 6 pm. For ticket information call 858-410-4211.

Guests:

  • Mary-Claire King , American Cancer Society research professor of genetics and medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.
  • Stephen Kandel , Board of Directors for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Foundation.

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