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Knowledge is Empowering: Understanding the Jewish - Cancer Connection

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Congregation Kerem Shalom

659 Elm Street

Concord, MA 01742

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Congregation Kerem Shalom will host this Oneinforty symposium 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 high risk for developing ovarian, prostate and male and female breast cancer that, in many cases, can be prevented or detected early.

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. Jewish cancer survivors who have a BRCA gene mutation will also share their stories. Following presentations by each of the panelists listed below, there will be a Q&A session.

Lauren Corduck
Founder & Executive Director
Oneinforty
BRCA+ 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. Kosher refreshments will be served.

Questions? Please contact Lauren Corduck at 617-823-3630 or laurenc@oneinforty.org

Presented by Oneinforty, a nonprofit organization that stops cancer in its tracks by raising Ashkenazi Jews' awareness of their relatively high risk of inheriting cancer-causing BRCA gene mutations and providing them with crucial education and emotional support.

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