Breast Cancer Genes and the Gendering of Knowledge

Science and Citizenship in the Cultural Context of the ‘New’ Genetics

  • Sahra Gibbon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Sahra Gibbon
      Pages 1-18
  3. Clinical Breast Cancer Genetics: Patients, Practitioners and Predictive Medicine

  4. A Breast Cancer Research Charity: Science, Activism and the Quest for Knowledge

  5. Conclusion

    1. Sahra Gibbon
      Pages 189-197
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 198-221

About this book


The book examines the social and cultural context of new genetic knowledge associated with breast cancer. It looks at how this knowledge and technologies are used and received in two contrasting social arenas - cancer genetic clinics and a breast cancer research charity.


breast cancer cancer cancer research care ethics genetics knowledge

Authors and affiliations

  • Sahra Gibbon
    • 1
  1. 1.University College LondonUK

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