Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk – What You Need to Know
When: Sunday, October 6, 2013
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
Congregation Rodeph Shalom
615 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Register for this free educational program on understanding hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and who may be at increased genetic risk. BRCA mutations are found in people of different ethnic groups. However, 1 in 40 individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry carries a BRCA mutation.
During this free educational program moderated by CBS3/CW Philly 57’s Stephanie Stahl, Dr.Susan M. Domchek of the University of Pennsylvania’s Basser Research Centerfor BRCA will help you
- learn who is at risk for carrying a BRCA gene mutation.
- understand the process of genetic counseling and testing.
- discover the criteria for, and insurance coverage of, genetic testing.
- develop strategies for talking about genetic risk and test results with family
About Our Speakers
Susan M. Domchek, MD, is a medical oncologist who serves as the director of the Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center and as the executive director of Penn’s Basser Research Center for BRCA. She is a nationally recognized expert in breast cancer genetics, risk and prevention, and breast cancer treatment. Her research interests include further understanding breast cancer susceptibility genes and how to target such genetic mutations for improved cancer treatment. Dr. Domchek is also a member of LBBC’s Medical Advisory Board and serves the organization as a frequent program speaker and reviewer of publications.
Location and Registration Information
The program is free, but we ask that you register by September 30. Walk-ins are welcome. Free parking and refreshments will be provided. Register online or by calling our office at (610) 645-4567.
This program is a partnership between LBBC and the University of Pennsylvania’s Basser Research Center for BRCA . It is made possible by a generous grant from Women of Vision of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. Thank you to our program collaborators Congregation Rodeph Shalom, FORCE – Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, Sharsheret and Bright Pink.