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This edition: Genetic Testing for Cancer: Ashkenazi Jews and Others at Increased Risk

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 13, 2018.

First aired: January 20, 2019.

The BRCA gene exists world-wide. The mutation of the BRCA gene is found in greater numbers in people of mid-European descent, and in a large number - in Ashkenazi Jews. Men and women with the mutant BRCA gene are at greatest risk for breast and ovarian cancers, and prostate cancer. For more information, go to www.bforstudy.com. Panelists' message: GET TESTED!

Guest List

Robin Camhi Baum, MS Outreach Director, BRCA Founder Outreach Study

Rabbi Lisa Gelber Spiritual Leader, Congregation Habonim

Kelly Morgan, MS, CGC Genetic Counselor, Site Coordinator/BRCA Founder Outreach Study, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Kenneth Offit, MD Chief-Clinical Genetics Service, Principal Investigator-BRCA Founder Outreach Study, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center