Santa Clara University


Ethics at Noon Series

The Center's popular lunch-hour lecture series features experts and scholars from on- and off-campus, discussing the role of ethics in many professional and academic fields.

Podcasts from Ethics at Noon

May 6, 2014
noon - 1:00 p.m.
Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center

Cancer, Genes, and the Angelina Jolie Case: Ethics and the Aftermath of Genetic Diagnosis


12 noon
Wiegand Room, Arts and Sciences Building

Last year, actress Angelina Jolie decided to have a double mastectomy after learning that she had a gene disposing her to breast cancer. Her story is one instance of what is happening to many men and women who, with the benefit of new gene-identifying tools, are having to confront hard personal and ethical questions about medical treatment in the aftermath of genetic diagnoses. This panel of SCU scholars will explore the ethical, medical, communication, gender, and biological aspects of such scenarios.

Laura Ellingson, SCU Communications, Angel Islas, SCU Biology, and Karen Peterson-Iyer, SCU Religious Studies, present. 

This Health & Science Horizons Program is sponsored by The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics in partnership with the Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship.

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David DeCosse
Ethics at Noon