Understanding the Jewish-Cancer Connection

Top Pick November 7, 2018 Sharon Free
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(Courtesy photo)
(Courtesy photo)

Temple Sinai is graciously hosting this Oneinforty symposium to educate the community about Ashkenazi Jews’ one-in-forty risk of inheriting a BRCA gene mutation. People who have a BRCA mutation are at relatively high risk for developing ovarian, prostate and male and female breast cancer.

Come learn about genetic counseling, screening for BRCA mutations, misconceptions about hereditary cancer, how BRCA-positive individuals can manage their risk of developing cancer, emotional support resources available for you and your family and the BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) Study being conducted by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Several people who are BRCA-positive will share their stories.

Following presentations by each of these panelists, there will be a Q&A session:

Betty Cooperstein, LICSW
In private practice in Brookline & Wayland

Lauren Corduck
Founder & Executive Director
Oneinforty
BRCA-positive ovarian cancer survivor

Camila Gabriel, MS
Senior Research Project Manager, BFOR Study
Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Whitfield B. Growdon, MD
Center for Gynecologic Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Joi Morris, JD
Senior Vice President, Alliances & Legal Counsel
HeritX

Melissa Rosen
Director of National Outreach
Sharsheret

Nadine Tung, MD
Director, Cancer Genetics & Prevention Program
Director, Breast Medical Oncology
Principal Investigator, BFOR Study
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

This symposium is open to the general public. Kosher refreshments will be served.

Feel free to contact Lauren Corduck at laurenc@oneinforty.org or 617-823-3630 with any questions you may have about the symposium.

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When
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
* Registration closes on November 8th at 9:00 am
Where
Temple Sinai
25 Canton Street
Sharon, MA 02067
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