Upcoming Event

Inheriting Cancer: When Risks Are in Your Genes

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Wed, Apr 12 2017 - 6:00pm Add to google calendar

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
Dorene Kastelman, 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.

Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program
MLF: Health & Medicine
Program organizer: Judy Chan
Notes: In association with the BRCA Foundation