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Sunday, June 26 • 2:50pm - 4:00pm
Can Cancer be Jewish?

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Most cancers are caused by a variety of factors including lifestyle, environment, and overall genetic makeup. However, 5-10% of cancers are hereditary, meaning that they were caused by a genetic change or mutation a person was born with that was passed down from a parent. Of the 5-10% of breast and ovarian cancer caused by an inherited mutation, most cases are due to a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. These mutations increase the probability of developing certain cancers including breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, or melanoma and 1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews carries a BRCA mutation. This informative session discusses the options for BRCA mutation testing for people with or without a family history of cancer, who in a family should get testing, and what to do to prevent cancer if a person has a mutation.

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Dena Goldberg

Dena Goldberg is a licensed and board-certified genetic counselor at UCSF. She has a BS in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and an MS in Genetic Counseling from University of California, Irvine. She specializes in hereditary cancer syndromes and... Read More →

Sunday June 26, 2016 2:50pm - 4:00pm PDT
SC2082 Russian River Valley

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