Loughborough Alumni


26 Sep 2018

Alumna sees book commended by British Medical Association

Clarissa Foster's book “Understanding BRCA” has beaten hundreds of others to be highly commended by the British Medical Association (BMA) in the popular medicine category this year.

The book, published in November 2017, focuses on the BRCA gene and the management options available to BRCA mutation carriers. This includes screening, risk-reducing surgery and chemoprevention (the use of drugs to lower the risk of developing cancer), and references relevant research.

The book also includes Clarissa’s physical and emotional experiences of undergoing risk-reducing surgery and the surgically induced menopause that follows.

Commenting on the achievement, Clarissa said:

"I am beyond delighted to be highly commended by the British Medical Association! There were many hundreds of books submitted and to see mine shortlisted is a real honour!"

The BMA medical book awards take place annually to recognise outstanding contributions to medical literature. All entries are reviewed and appraised by doctors and educators in medical publishing, with awards given for books across the medical spectrum. 

Clarissa graduated from Loughborough with a degree in Human Biology in 1999.

Find out more about Clarissa and purchase a copy of the book online

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