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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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WMST 254 - Bio-Politics of Breast Cancer


1 unit(s)
(Same as STS 254 ) We examine the basic scientific, clinical and epidemiological data relevant to our current understanding of the risks (including environmental, genetic, hormonal and lifestyle factors), detection, treatment (including both traditional and alternative approaches), and prevention of breast cancer. In trying to understand these data in the context of the culture of the disease, we explore the roles of the pharmaceutical companies, federal and private foundations, survivor and other activist groups, and the media in shaping research, treatment and policy strategies related to breast cancer. Janet Gray.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.



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