Knowledge is Empowering: Understanding the Jewish-Cancer Connection, Nov. 9

November 8, 2017 by
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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00-8:30 pm

Congregation Kerem Shalom will host this symposium presented by Oneinforty in partnership with Hadassah 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 and emotional support resources available for you and your family. Following presentations by each of the panelists listed below, there will be a Q&A session. PLEASE REGISTER.

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

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

Meredith Seidel, MS, LCGC
Manager, Cancer Center Genetics Program
Center for Cancer Risk Assessment
Massachusetts General Hospital

Marcia Lewin-Berlin, LICSW, ACHP-SW
Co-Director of Wellness and Integrative Care
The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden

This symposium is free-of-charge and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

Oneinforty is a nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping BRCA-related cancer in its tracks. To advance this mission, Oneinforty raises awareness among Ashkenazi Jews of their high risk of inheriting cancer-causing BRCA gene mutations and provides the support individuals and families need to face this risk, prevent cancer and detect cancer early."


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