About this Event
Princess Theatre, Decatur-Morgan Women’s Healthcare and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology along with cancer researcher, Sara Cooper, PhD., and genetic counselor, Veronica Greve, will discuss the latest in cancer research and genetic testing. In 2020, almost 30,000 Alabama men and women will be diagnosed with cancer and over 10,000 will lose their battle with cancer. Sign up to learn about genetic cancer risks and gain powerful insight into your health care. What you will learn about your own genes also has a potential impact you can share with your family members.
In this lunchtime talk, you will:
- Learn about you and your families risk and prevention for cancer
- Be able to ask questions about cancer genetics
Sign up for this virtual event and learn what you can do to help prevent this deadly disease. Can’t make it live? We’ll share a recording with registrants afterward.
*Over 5,000 people have taken the test in your community
Sara Cooper, PhD
Sara Cooper, PhD joined the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology as a faculty investigator in 2010. She trained in genomics and metabolomics at Stanford University and the University of Washington. Her work is focused on using genomic and metabolomic technologies to understand human disease and improve patient care. Her ongoing studies often rely on the integration of metabolomics and genomics. Current and recent projects cover a diverse range of human diseases including pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, glioblastoma, and neuropsychiatric disease with a particular emphasis on precision medicine. She also leads the Institute’s Information is Power community outreach effort.
Veronica Greve, MS, CGC
Veronica Greve, MS, CGC, is a board-certified genetic counselor from Whitehall, MI, who now calls Huntsville home. She received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics and Genomics from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in genetic counseling from the University of Minnesota. In addition to her roles as a genetic counselor for the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine, Veronica has a special interest in expanding access to genetic testing and exploring new genetic counseling delivery models.