Understanding the Jewish-Cancer Connection

Top Pick May 19, 2019 Newton Free
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Lauren Corduck surrounded by family and friends after shaving her head shortly after starting chemotherapy (Photo: Cara Soulia)
Lauren Corduck surrounded by family and friends after shaving her head shortly after starting chemotherapy (Photo: Cara Soulia)

Temple Reyim of Newton 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:

Betty Cooperstein, LICSW
Medical Advisory Board Member
Oneinforty
Social worker in private practice

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

Leif Ellisen, MD, PhD
Program Director, Breast Medical Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Camila Gabriel, MS
Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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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When
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
* Registration closes on March 15th
Where
Temple Reyim
1860 Washington St
Newton, MA 02466
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Price
Free

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