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Knowledge is Power: Understanding and Managing BRCA-Related Cancer Risk
March 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm PDT
Join the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania and Congregation Beth El for a dynamic evening about the experience of living with BRCA mutations and hereditary cancers. These mutations affect all populations but are found 10 times more frequently (1 in 40 people) among Ashkenazi Jewish men and women. A panel of experts in the field will discuss genetic counseling and testing, preventive care and navigating through the challenging decision-making and medical management options faced by mutation carriers.
Dr. Susan Domchek, Basser Center Executive Director and Medical Oncologist
Dr. Samantha Langer, Kaiser Permanente Breast Surgeon
Dr. Allison W. Kurian, Stanford University School of Medicine Associate Professor and Medical Oncologist
Two community members impacted by these issues
Moderated by journalist Jill Werman Harris
7:30-9:00 pm: Panel discussion and Q&A
9:00-9:30 pm: Meet & greet with panelists
This event is free to public with registration. Register at https://www.basser.org/knowledgeispower.