An essay I wrote about deciding whether to test for BRCA and meeting Dr. Mary-Claire King, the scientist who discovered BRCA1 in 1990, was just published in Cancer Today: http://www.cancertoday-digital.org/cancertoday/fall_2015?sub_id=Rc5itCAteDQ7&pg=22#pg22
Before meeting Dr. King in person, I watched Decoding Annie Parker. Actress Helen Hunt plays King and tells the interesting story about how King uncovered the genetic cause of some breast and ovarian cancers. It’s an emotional film, but definitely one worth checking out.
On a related note, Mary-Claire was pleased by Helen Hunt’s portrayal of her character!