Temple Emanu-El of Marblehead 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 (i.e. Ashkenazi) heritage. Men and women who have a BRCA gene mutation are at relatively high risk for developing certain cancers, including ovarian, breast and prostate cancer. They also have a 50% 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
Social worker in private practice
Founder & Co-Executive Director
BRCA-positive ovarian cancer patient
Leif Ellisen, MD, Ph.D.
Program Director, Breast Medical Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Alison Roberston, MS, LGC
Licensed Genetic Counselor
Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
This symposium is free of charge and open to the general public. Kosher refreshments will be served.
Feel free to contact Allison O’Hara at email@example.com or 508-330-8807 with any questions you may have about the event.+ More... - Less...
393 Atlantic Ave
Marblehead, MA 01945
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