BRCA gene

All Ashkenazi Jews Should Test For Cancer Gene, Study Says

New research challenges current practice of only testing those with a family history.

09/11/2014
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All Ashkenazi women aged 30 and over should undergo screening for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, a new study says.

Of Mutations And Men

Male carriers of BRCA mutations face uncertain risks.

10/16/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Bill Kolodin participates in an annual ritual that is a mystery to most men. Every spring, the retired liquor storeowner sits in a room full of anxious women, listening for his name, awaiting his yearly mammogram.

Rabbi Jonathan Adland turned anger into action when he was diagnosed with both forms of the BRCA mutation.

In the war on breast cancer, Israel leads

11/01/2010
JTA

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Irit Paneth, in and out of remission from breast cancer for more than a decade, was among the thousands who wound their way like a giant pink-and-white ribbon through Jerusalem's streets in the first Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure held in Israel.

"What's important here is to raise awareness," Paneth said during the Oct. 28 march, wearing the pink T-shirt reserved for breast cancer survivors.

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