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Federation's Women's Health Series – Jewish Cancer Genetics featuring Mary...
Wed, April 19, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Please join Federation's Women's Philanthropy for our third Women's Health Series Event. We are partnering with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center- James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) to discuss the topic of Jewish Genetics in Cancer.
2017 Herbert and Maxine Block Memorial Lectureship recipient, Mary-Claire King, PhD, will join together with experts from the OSUCCC- James to talk about the role genetics play in cancer and more specifically the prevalence of the BRCA gene among Ashkenazi Jews.Dr. King was the first to show that breast cancer is inherited in some families as the result of mutations in the gene that she named BRCA1.
Guests will be invited to a kosher lunch from 12-12:45pm with the opportunity to hear from physicians and genetic counselors at the OSUCCC- James about the link between the Jewish community and cancer genetics as well as ways to be proactive about your health and prevent the disease from ever occurring. A larger panel discussion open to the Columbus community will follow at 1pm. To learn more about Dr. King and the Block Memorial Lectureship, please visit http://go.osu.edu/blocklectureship.
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