Spring 2018 SYMPOSIUM
Oneinforty's Spring 2018 Symposium
Knowledge is Empowering:
Understanding the Jewish - Cancer Connection
May 23, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Temple Beth Elohim
10 Bethel Rd.
Temple Beth Elohim hosted this 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 relatively high risk for developing ovarian, prostate and male and female breast cancer.
Attendees learned about genetic counseling, screening for BRCA mutations, misconceptions about hereditary cancer, how BRCA-positive individuals can manage their risk of developing cancer, emotional support resources available for them and their families and the new BRCA Founder Outreach Study being conducted by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Following presentations by each of the panelists, there was a Q&A session.
Oneinforty symposia are free-of-charge and open to the general public. Kosher refreshments are served.
Questions? Please contact Lauren Corduck at 617-823-3630 or firstname.lastname@example.org