What's In Your Genes? How Genetics Is Changing The Cancer Equation (FREE)


Queen's Speaking of Health Lecture Series – Punchbowl; Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Actress Angelina Jolie made news when she underwent a double mastectomy after discovering she had a gene mutation that increased her risk of breast and ovarian cancer. How does genetics play a role in cancer and how is it being used in the fight against cancer?

Learn more with Christopher Lum, MD, medical director for Queen's Molecular Diagnostics/Biorepository Laboratory; certified genetic counselors Allison Taylor Shykowski, MS, CGC, and Christina A. Seelaus, MS, MA, CGC; andKristen Croom,MLS(ASCP)CM, MBCM, manager of Queen's Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics/Biorepository Laboratory.

Find out about:

  • Genetic testing
  • Hereditary cancer syndromes
  • The red flags of hereditary cancer
  • What lab tests are used to diagnose cancer and provide valuable treatment information
  • The future of cancer diagnosis and treatment


Wednesday, June 28, 2017
6:00 - 7:00pm


The Queen's Medical Center
Queen’s Conference Center
1301 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI. 96813


Reservations are required.

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Or call The Queen’s Referral Line at 808.691.7117