Bethel Professor to Speak on Breast Cancer

Lynne C. Cary, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry, will give her lecture, “What’s Your Breakfast Got to Do with Breast Cancer? A research quest that started a personal journey into environmental justice.” It’s part of the Bethel College Colloquia Lecture Series scheduled for Mar. 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Academic Center, Room 342.

Cary will address these questions:

What have we learned about the mechanisms of breast cancer in the last 10 years? Is the breast cancer risk factor BRCA1 a potential biomarker for chemo-therapeutic sensitivity? Is breast cancer a preventable disease? What does Scripture reveal about disease, social justice and our role and responsibility as Christians? What are the “facts” and “fiction” regarding breast cancer? Is the “environment” a risk factor for cancer development?

Cary has taught at Bethel College since 2004. Currently she teaches in the department of life sciences and mentors students in breast cancer research projects. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and B.S., B.A. degrees from Purdue University. As an advocate for the Breast Cancer Fund, she provides “Breast Cancer Fact and Fiction” seminars to Christian women groups. For more information call, 574.807.7190 or email