BRCA in the News


All Ashkenazi Women Should Be Tested for BRCA

News of Elizabeth Wurtzel’s death this week at age 52 has been incredibly emotional for me.

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Source: Kveller



Elizabeth Wurtzel’s tragic death should be a wakeup call for Ashkenazi Jewish women

If ever there were a Gen X Jewish woman writer who made meaning out of the intimate details and dark forces that wreaked havoc on her life, it was Elizabeth Wurtzel.

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Source: Forward



GENETIC CANCER RISK: 80% OF PEOPLE WITH BRCA1 OR BRCA2 MUTATIONS UNAWARE

Most people who carry genes that raise their risk of developing certain forms of cancer are unaware of it, according to research.

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Source: Newsweek



Raising Awareness of BRCA Mutations

Genetic testing may help those at high risk take steps to prevent deadly cancers.

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Source: The New York Times



Prevention - GENEration: Professor Ephrat Levy-Lahad

The "Prevention GENEration" program was initiated in order to raise awareness of the importance of genetic testing in women with breast cancer and ovarian cancer...

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Source: YouTube



The Breast Cancer Gene and Me

I DID not know I have the BRCA mutation. I did not know I would likely get breast cancer when I was still young, when the disease is a wild animal...

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Source: The New York Times



Study of Jewish Women Shows Link to Cancer Without Family History

Women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent who tested positive for cancer-causing genetic mutations during random screenings have high rates of breast and ovarian cancer...

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Source: The New York Times


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