BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) will hold the 4th annual Primary Source Speaker Series starting 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 34 Mt. Desert St. Dr. Ewlina Bolcun-Filas, assistant professor at JAX, will give a talk, “Preserving the Future: How does Cancer Treatment Affect Fertility?”
When many women are diagnosed with cancer, they are left to grapple with the fact that cancer treatment often can have a negative impact on their fertility in the future. 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.
The theme of the series is “Getting Personal: How Your Genes are Shaping the Future of Healthcare” and will feature five speakers who will explore the different facets of how gene research is affecting the treatment of different diseases from cancer to ALS.
For more information on the talks visit jesuplibrary.org/primarysource or call 207-288-4245. For more information about JAX, visit jax.org.