Jewish Genetic Cancer Risks

Panel Discussion on Jewish Genetic Cancer Risks

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Presentation by Liz Stark, MS, LCGC, GW Cancer Center

Audio of panel discussion

1 in 40 Ashkenazic Jews carry a genetic mutation (BRCA 1 or 2) that makes them especially likely to develop breast/ovarian/prostate cancer.

Even if you do not carry this mutation yourself, someone you know undoubtedly does.

Today, there are more ways than ever for BRCA carriers to prevent these cancers or minimize their impact, especially if they get screened in early adulthood.

Get the facts and hear the viewpoints from a panel that will include:

* A genetic counselor who specializes in BRCA
* Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum, discussing Halachic issues
* A family member of a BRCA cancer survivor
* A breast cancer survivor

10:30am – 12:00 noon

Young Israel Shomrai Emunah, Small Social Hall
1132 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Organized by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and Young Israel Shomrai Emunah. Co-sponsored by Kemp Mill Synagogue, Silver Spring Jewish Center, Kehilas Ohr Hatorah of Silver Spring, Southeast Hebrew Congregation and Chabad of Silver Spring.