Temple Emunah in collaboration with Temple Isaiah will host a Oneinforty symposium "Knowledge is Empowering: Understanding the Jewish-Cancer Connection" on Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 - 9:00 PM. This event will serve to educate the community about Ashkenazi Jews' one-in-forty risk of inheriting a BRCA gene mutation. Having a BRCA gene mutation significantly increases one's risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers that, in many cases, can be prevented or detected early.
Panelists will discuss genetic counseling, the rationale for testing for BRCA gene mutations, managing cancer risk and resources available for those who carry BRCA gene mutations. You will also learn about the BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) Study that offers free screening for the three BRCA founder mutations through Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Penn Medicine and the Basser Center for BRCA. Jewish individuals who have a BRCA gene mutation will share their stories. See FLYER for more details!