Knowledge is Power: Understanding and Managing BRCA-Related Cancer Risk Panel

Date: 
March 28, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Body: 
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.

Panelists:
- 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. Registration information to follow.
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Co-sponsored by the Basser Center.