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Considering BRCA Genes: Knowledge Improves Outcomes

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UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall

600 16th St.

San Francisco, CA 94158

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We are honored to gather critical members of the team who are changing the BRCA landscape in the Bay Area and beyond. The public and health care professionals are invited to learn more from our experts. A reception will follow the panel discussion. (Parking at Community Center Garage at 1675 Owens St., UCSF Mission Bay Campus)


We invite you to join UCSF’s global health experts Heather Greenwood, MD; Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS; Pamela Munster, MD; and Mindy Goldman, MD; and cancer survivor and patient advocate Laura Holmes Haddad, author of This is Cancer: Everything You Need to Know, From the Waiting Room to the Bedroom, for refreshments and conversation. Whether you know your BRCA status or need to learn more, this gathering will help you understand genetic risks and how they affect health outcomes.

CME credit available.


What is BRCA?

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that normally have the role of providing instructions on repairing damage and preventing cancer in our bodies. Inherited mutations in these genes increase the risk of breast, ovarian, and several other cancers.


Learn About BRCA From These Distinguished UCSF Experts:

Heather Greenwood, MD, Assistant professor of Clinical Radiology in the Breast Imaging section at UCSF. Her professional interests include breast MRI, high-risk breast cancer screening, and resident and fellow education.


Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS

President, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Senior Vice President for Cancer Services, UCSF Health

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Pamela Munster, MD

Director, Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit

Co-leader of the Center for BRCA Research

Leader, Developmental Therapeutics Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center


Mindy Goldman, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Services, UCSF

Director, UCSF Gynecology Center for Cancer Survivors and At-Risk Women

Laura Holmes Haddad, author of This is Cancer (Everything You Need to Know from the Waiting Room to the Bedroom)

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