Understanding the Jewish-Cancer Connection

Top Pick March 14, 2019 Newton Free
Oneinforty founder and executive director Lauren Corduck surrounded by family and friends after shaving her head shortly after starting chemotherapy (Photo: Cara Soulia)
Oneinforty founder and executive director Lauren Corduck surrounded by family and friends after shaving her head shortly after starting chemotherapy (Photo: Cara Soulia)

Temple Emanuel of Newton, Massachusetts is graciously hosting this Oneinforty symposium to educate the community about the 1:40 risk of inheriting a BRCA gene mutation faced by people who have Eastern European Jewish heritage. Men and women who have a BRCA gene mutation are at relatively high risk for developing ovarian, breast, prostate and other cancers. They also have a 50 percent chance of passing their BRCA gene mutation on to each of their sons and daughters.

Come learn about genetic counseling, the rationale for testing for BRCA gene mutations, managing cancer risk, resources available to those who carry BRCA gene mutations and the BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) Study. Individuals who have a BRCA gene mutation will share their personal “I am Oneinforty” stories.

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

Lauren Corduck
Founder & Executive Director
BRCA-positive ovarian cancer patient

Judy Garber, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Cancer Genetics & Prevention
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator, The BFOR Study

Randi D. Leigh, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Marcia Lewin-Berlin, LICSW, ACHP-SW
The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden
Social worker in private practice

This symposium is free of charge and 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 event.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
* Registration closes on March 15th
Temple Emanuel
385 Ward St
Newton, MA 02459
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