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Inheriting Cancer: When Risks Are in Your Genes

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.

MLF Organizer Name
Judy Chan

MLF: Health & Medicine

In association with the BRCA Foundation

The Commonwealth Club
555 Post St.
San Francisco, 94102
United States

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Evan Goldberg
Executive Vice President of Development, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit; Founder, BRCA Foundation
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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
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Allison Kurian, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine
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Lily Servais, M.S., LCGC
Genetic Counselor, Color
Dorene Kastelman, MSW
Late-Stage Ovarian Cancer Survivor, BRCA Awareness Advocate