"Bring a Buddy"
Thursday, September 19th
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Simcha Restaurant – Sharon, MA
Hosted by the BFOR Study - featuring guest speaker: Dr. Nadine Tung
Oneinforty is a proud national partner of the BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) Study http://www.bforstudy.com.
“Bring A Buddy,” hosted by the BFOR Study featuring guest speaker Dr. Nadine Tung, Director of Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will be discussing the one-in-forty risk Ashkenazi Jews have of inheriting a BRCA gene mutation, genetic counseling and the importance of getting tested. Having a BRCA gene mutation significantly increases one’s risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers.
The BFOR Study is research initiative that is pioneering ways to integrate genetics testing into medical care. The study offers no-cost genetic counseling and testing for BRCA gene mutations to women and men who have at least one Ashkenazi Jewish grandparent, are 25 or older and reside in Massachusetts, or the New York, Philadelphia or Los Angeles Metropolitan areas.
The event is free of charge and dinner will be provided. For more information, and to register, please visit:
"Looking Back Facing Forward"
Saturday, September 22nd
8:30 – 4:15 pm
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School - Boston, MA
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Lahey Heath, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Cancer Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center are hosting their 9th biennial “Looking Back, Facing Forward”symposium for BRCA 1 & 2 carriers. Leading local physicians will be discussing topics such as: what’s new in the BRCA world, targeted treatments, surgical options, issues related to men, pancreatic cancer, ob/gyn issues, the importance of screening and early detection, and much more!
Oneinforty is pleased to be part of the patient support and advocacy groups that will be represented at this conference. Please say hi – we will be hosting an awareness table.
For more information and to register visit: https://redcap.partners.org/redcap/surveys/index.php?s=MCN4WXWKMK
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