Sharsharet and Yodeah — two nonprofits whose work is centered around breast cancer screenings, support, education and awareness of the heightened risk for hereditary genetic mutations faced by Jewish women and men — are making sure Breast Cancer Awareness month does not go unnoticed.
For Haleigh Youtie, her life halted 6-months ago when she lost her mother, Eileen after an 8-year battle with breast cancer. Over her 8 year-long fight Eileen made it her mission to get all Ashkenazi Jews tested for a Breast Cancer Gene mutation, as she had the BRCA1 gene mutation herself. According to statistics, 1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jews carries a mutation of a BRCA gene, most without knowing.
In honor of Women’s History Month, our Women's Philanthropy division wants you to know about Federation's efforts to improve the lives of Jewish Women everywhere. Our Women’s Impact Initiative Grants are supporting two organizations that help Jewish women understand their risk of breast cancer: Sharsheret and Yodeah, which means "to know" in Hebrew.
Yodeah announces the creation of the Chazak Award to recognize amazing people who have inspired our mission and worked with Yodeah to save generations of Jewish families through education and testing for Jewish hereditary cancers. The Hebrew word Chazak means strength and there is no better word to describe our recipient. Her strength of spirit, conviction and faith is a source of blessing to all who know her.
Yodeah presents a conversation with Max Weinberg — drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band — and his daughter, Ali Rogin, as they share their story of what it means to be a BRCA-positive man.
A webinar provided Jewish men and women with the opportunity to know more about hereditary cancers and what they mean to them.
Personalizing care with genetics: Dr. Etkin-Kramer and Dana’s
Dr. Elizabeth Etkin-Kramer has turned her passion for early screening and genetic testing in to a fabulous, community based nonprofit called Yodeah. Hear her story today!
Genetic and genomic testing has changed the landscape of cancer care, especially for patients with breast cancer and those with metastatic breast cancer.
Did you know that if you are even part Ashkenazi, you have a 1 in 40 chance of carrying a cancer-causing BRCA mutation? Yeah, neither did I. What’s more, this startling statistic is true even if there’s no history of cancer in your family.
A dangerous genetic mutation causing an alarmingly high rate of breast and ovarian cancers, and doctors say one South Florida population has a higher risk, but there is a way to detect it. 7’s Kevin Ozebek tell us that’s why both women and men are being urged to take the test.
News of Elizabeth Wurtzel’s death this week at age 52 has been incredibly emotional for me.
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.
Most people who carry genes that raise their risk of developing certain forms of cancer are unaware of it, according to research.
Genetic testing may help those at high risk take steps to prevent deadly cancers.
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...
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...
Women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent who tested positive for cancer-causing genetic mutations during random screenings have high rates of breast and ovarian cancer...