Past Event

Inheriting Cancer: When Risks Are in Your Genes

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Wed, Apr 12 2017 - 6:00pm

Evan Goldberg, Executive Vice President of Development, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit; Founder, BRCA Foundation
Alan Ashworth, Ph.D., FRS, President, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; Senior Vice President for Cancer Services, UCSF Health; Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, UCSF
Allison Kurian, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine
Lily Servais, M.S., LCGC, Genetic Counselor, Color
Dorene Kastelman, MSW, Late-Stage Ovarian Cancer Survivor, BRCA Awareness Advocate

Cancer might be in your DNA. Cancer-causing mutations in the BRCA gene came roaring into our collective consciousness when Angelina Jolie candidly shared her decision to undergo a double mastectomy to prevent inherited cancer. How does a BRCA mutation affect the risk of cancer for both men and women? How are genetic cancers different than other cancers, and who should be tested? Join us for a panel discussion on genetic cancer, treatment and prevention. Genetic counselors from Color Genomics will be on hand to demonstrate how testing works.