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Knowledge is Empowering: Understanding the Jewish - Cancer Connection

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Temple Emek Shalom

1800 East Main St.

Ashland, OR 97520

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Temple Emek Shalom will host this Oneinforty symposium 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 patient

Nancy L. Hagloch, MD
Gynecologist/Obstetrician
Providence Medford Medical Center

Richard K. Karchmer, MD
Retired General Oncologist

Melanie Dines, RN, MSN, CBCN
Breast Health/Oncology Navigator
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

Nancy L. Hagloch, MD
Gynecologist/Obstetrician
Providence Medford Medical Center

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

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