Natasha Hall. | Teresa Ayuga

Natasha Hall, the Majorca-based British artist, says that she is a "cancer survivor" and of the BRAC2 (Breast Cancer 2) gene mutation. She will be one of those taking part in a roundtable organised by Club Ultima Hora on "BRAC2, the genetic reality", which will be on Wednesday, 27 April at 7.30pm in the Es Baluard Aljub Hall.

The roundtable will be moderated by nutrition and diet specialist Fanny Pons and will also include the oncologist Antonia Angulo of the University of Malaga, the director of the chair of art and diseases (Valencia), Pepe Miralles, and professor of craniosacral therapy, Howard Evans.

Mutations of the BRAC1 and BRAC2 genes are responsible for breast and ovarian cancer and may also affect other organs. What may people do not realise is that cancer, including breast cancer, can be hereditary. Natasha Hall says that her maternal grandmother died of this and that her paternal aunt is recovering from it.

In May last year, Hall underwent double preventive mastectomy. She has developed an exhibition in which she uses various disciplines from art and science to demonstrate the power of information in addressing problems of lack of knowledge and genetic identity.

Anyone interested can collect an invitation at the Palau de Premsa at Paseo Mallorca 9A, Palma (offices of the Majorca Daily Bulletin and Ultima Hora). The event will be in English and Spanish.