Book award for Sharlene Hesse-Biber

waiting for cancerBoston College Professor of Sociology  Sharlene Hesse-Biber has been honored by Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society for Jesuit colleges and universities, with a 2015 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for her book, Waiting for Cancer to Come: Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer (University of Michigan Press). Waiting for Cancer to Come tells the stories of women who have tested positive for the BRCA 1/2 gene mutations, which indicate a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Hesse-Biber highlights the emotional, social, economic and psychological factors at play in women’s decisions about testing and cancer prevention. Read more from BC News

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