Newswise — If you are writing about breast cancer genes in light of Angelina Jolie's decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy because she carries the BRCA1 gene, we can offer a number of breast cancer experts to comment and give perspective. Katherine H. Tkaczuk, M.D., is a professor of medicine and a medical oncologist and director of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center's Breast Evaluation and Treatment Program. Susan B. Kesmodel, M.D., is a surgical oncologist and director of breast surgery at the Greenebaum Cancer Center. She could speak to the risks and benefits of this type of breast surgery. Jessica Rispoli Joines, M.G.C., C.G.C. is a certified genetic counselor who specializes in genetic counseling for breast and ovarian cancer.

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