Here's the program book from our fall 2017 symposium (event details below) and a film of the symposium:

Oneinforty's Fall 2017 Symposium
Knowledge is Empowering:
Understanding the Jewish - Cancer Connection
Thursday, November 9, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Congregation Kerem Shalom
659 Elm St.
Concord, MA 01742

Congregation Kerem Shalom hosted this symposium in partnership with Hadassah 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 listed below, there was a Q&A session.

Lauren Corduck
Founder & Executive Director
BRCA-positive ovarian cancer survivor

Camila Gabriel, MS
Senior Research Project Manager
Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Whitfield B. Growdon, MD
Center for Gynecologic Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Meredith Seidel, MS, LCGC
Manager, Cancer Center Genetics Program
Center for Cancer Risk Assessment
Massachusetts General Hospital

Marcia Lewin-Berlin, LICSW, ACHP-SW
Co-Director of Wellness and Integrative Care
The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden

Oneinforty symposia are free-of-charge and open to the general public. Refreshments are served.

Feel free to contact Lauren Corduck at laurenc@oneinforty.org or 617-823-3630 with any questions you may have about the symposium.

Download a PDF of Oneinforty's fall 2017 symposium flyer