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Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber is a Researchware Cofounder and Professor of Sociology and Director of Women’s & Gender Studies at Boston College. Her latest contribution to the literary world is a book about Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Titled “Waiting for Cancer to Come”, this book is a narrative-driven exploration of the effects of BRCA genetic testing on the lives of at-risk women. Through interviews and surveys, it details the stories of women who are struggling with their high risk for cancer, and pieces together the diverse yet interlocking experiences of women who have tested positive for the BRCA 1/2 gene mutations, which indicate a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
Sharlene Hesse-Biber follows the women’s journey from the initial screening process, to learning of the positive results, and finally to dealing with their risk. Using the voices of the women themselves, Waiting for Cancer to Come looks at the varied emotional, social, economic, and psychological factors at play in women’s decisions about testing and cancer prevention.
Researchware Cofounder and Boston College faculty member, Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber is conducting a study about the lived experiences and social psychological impact of the BRCA1/2 gene mutation on men and women. Despite close to 2,000 men being diagnosed with breast cancer each year, the experience of males with breast cancer is widely unknown. This is especially true for men of color, thus contributing to a significant gap in our sociological understanding of the disease. In a study led by Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber, we aim to learn more about male experiences with breast cancer and the BRCA1/2 gene mutation in order to give men a chance to voice their stories. As part of this work, a Facebook page was recently launched at https://www.facebook.com/BostonCollegeBrcaStudy.
You may qualify to participate in the study if you are a male who either has:
- a family history of breast cancer and is at a high risk for the BRCA1/2 gene mutation, or
- been genetically tested for the BRCA1/2 gene mutation.
Please note, however, you do not need to have tested positive for the BRCA gene to qualify.
If you answered yes to either of these questions, we hope you will participate in our short confidential survey that asks about your experiences and pass this information along to others who you feel may fit the criteria to participate. Please click this link or paste it into your URL to read more about the study and take our 20-30 minute survey.
For questions or concerns, please call Dr. Hesse-Biber at 617.552.4139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fully revised and updated edition of Feminist Research Practice: A Primer draws on the expertise of a stellar group of interdisciplinary scholars, who cover cutting-edge research methods and explore research questions related to the complex and diverse issues that deeply impact women's lives. This text offers a unique hands-on approach to research by featuring engaging and relevant exercises, as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses of feminist researchers at work. The in-depth examples cover the range of research questions that feminists engage with, including issues of gender inequality, violence against women, body image issues, and the discrimination that affects other marginalized groups.
Written in a clear, concise manner that invites students to explore and practice a wide range of research, the Second Edition offers seven new chapters that reflect the latest scholarship in the field, a stronger focus on ethics, new examples that bring concepts to life, effective learning tools, and more.
The book (ISBN: 978-1-4129-9497-2 © 2013, 442 pages) is available from Sage's web site.
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