Saskia Subramanian ’88 to screen, discuss her film Beyond Breast Cancer: Stories of Survivors

Posted October 23rd, 2008 at 2:24 pm.

Saskia Subramanian ’88 will present and discuss her documentary film Beyond Breast Cancer: Stories of Survivors, on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Carpenter B21. The event, sponsored by the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center and the Department of Sociology, is free and open to the public.

Beyond Breast Cancer chronicles the experiences of nine courageous breast-cancer survivors who find that their health struggles continue even after their cancer treatment ends.

The film was made as part of a larger, interdisciplinary UCLA study funded by the Susan G. Komen Foundation for which more than a hundred women were interviewed.

Subramanian received her A.B. and M.A. in sociology at Bryn Mawr, and her Ph.D. in sociology from University of Pennsylvania. She is currently an assistant research sociologist in the UCLA Center for Culture and Health at the David Geffen School of Medicine as well as a visiting sssistant professor in the UCLA Women’s Studies Department. She co-authored After the Cure: The Untold Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors (NYU Press, November, 2008).

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