Shobita Parthasarathy interviewed by MIT Press about breast cancer gene patents, health care technology case studies

June 2, 2013

In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day Shobita Parthasarathy was interviewed by the MIT Press about cancer research and health care advances. In the Q&A format blog post, Parthasarathy spoke about gene patenting—specifically BRCA 1 and BRCA 2, Angelina Jolie's risk revelation, and the utility of comparative case studies of health care technologies.

Parthasarathy is an associate professor of public policy and author of Building Genetic Medicine: Breast Cancer, Technology, and the Comparative Politics of Health Care from the MIT Press. Her research was cited in the landmark gene patent case ACLU v. Myriad Genetics.