As an oncologist, geneticist and professor of medicine, Theodora Ross, MD, PhD, spends her days studying cancer risk and treatment. But as a woman, she also understands the issue firsthand: she is the carrier of a BRCA1 mutation, which leaves her genetically predisposed to breast and ovarian cancer. In her new book, “A Cancer in the Family: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance,” Dr. Ross takes on the topic from both a scientific and personal perspective.