Lawrence Ingrassia, author of A Fatal Inheritance: How a Family Misfortune Revealed a Deadly Medical Mystery, talks about the two-decades long journey by Dr. Joseph Fraumeni Jr. and Dr. Frederick Pei Li, to solve the medical mystery behind the cancer syndrome named after them; the journey of his family, and “Family A” in their studies, puzzling over the many seemingly unrelated cancers haunting them; and his personal journey to chronicle these parallel journeys, intertwining the inspiring tale of the medical research with the heartbreaking story of LFS families.

June 13, 2024, presentation of A Difficult and Inspiring Journey of Discovery by Lawrence Ingrassia provided courtesy of the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics.

With the permission of Lawrence Ingrassia.

Hosted by Clinical Genetics Branch Chief Dr. Sharon Savage.

Special guests include Drs. Elaine Shiang, Esther Chang, William Blattner, Robert Hoover, and Joseph Fraumeni.