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Knowledge is Empowering: Understanding the Jewish - Cancer Connection

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Temple Emanuel

385 Ward Street

Newton, MA 02459

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Knowledge is Empowering: Understanding the Jewish - Cancer Connection

Temple Emanuel, located in Newton, Massachusetts, will host this Oneinforty symposium to educate the community about Ashkenazi Jews' one-in-forty risk of inheriting a BRCA gene mutation. Having a BRCA gene mutation significantly increases one's risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers that, in many cases, can be prevented or detected early.

Panelists will discuss genetic counseling, the rationale for testing for BRCA gene mutations, managing cancer risk and resources available for those who carry BRCA gene mutations. You will also learn about the BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) Study that offers free screening for the three BRCA founder mutations through Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Penn Medicine and the Basser Center for BRCA. Jewish individuals who have a BRCA gene mutation will 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-positive ovarian cancer thriver

Elizabeth Etkin-Kramer, MD, FACOG
Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Founder & Executive Director, Yodeah

Judy Garber, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Cancer Genetics & Prevention
Principal Investigator, BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) Study
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Whitfield B. Growdon, MD
Gynecologic Oncologist
Massachusetts General Hospital

Marcia Lewin-Berlin, LICSW, ACHP-SW
Social worker in private practice

Randi D. Leigh, MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Brigham and Women's Hospital

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 raises awareness of the one-in-forty risk to Ashkenazi Jews of inheriting BRCA gene mutations and provides support individuals and families need to effectively manage their cancer risk.

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