The BRCA Gene: Are You At Risk

Contact Person Name: 
Jen
Date and Time: 
Sunday, November 19, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event Type: 
Event Description: 

On Sunday November 19 from 6:30-8:00 PM, the Shames JCC on the Hudson  will host “ARE YOU AT RISK?” the first in their series of free health and wellness programs on topical subjects for adults. The BRCA gene: testing, misconceptions and options will feature Dr. Kenneth Offit, Chief of the Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Offit also represents BFOR (the BRCA Outreach Founder Study), an independent research initiative which is offering BRCA genetic testing at no cost to participants who are women and men of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish ancestry over the age of 25—a group that is at least ten times more likely than the general population to inherit certain kinds of BRCA mutations.,

 

Contact Person Phone: 
914-366-7898