BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) will hold the first talk in their 4th annual “Primary Source Speaker Series” 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at 34 Mt. Desert St.
Dr. Ewlina Bolcun-Filas, an assistant professor at JAX, will give a talk “Preserving the Future: How does Cancer Treatment Affect Fertility?” Dr. Bolcun-Filas will discuss how gene research can help women who are facing these challenges and how scientists are aiming to make the decision between cancer treatments and fertility a thing of the past.
This year’s theme is “Getting Personal: How Your Genes are Shaping the Future of Healthcare” which will feature five speakers at the Jesup. The speakers will explore the different facets of how gene research is affecting the treatment of different diseases from cancer to ALS. Come learn about how your genes can affect your healthcare in the years to come.
For more information on the talks visit jesuplibrary.org or call 207-288-4245. For more information about JAX, visit jax.org.