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BRCA2 gene plays role in puberty and healthy ovaries

HMO recommends new screening protocol worldwide Story and photo courtesy of Hadassah Researchers at Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel have linked the essential role of the BRCA2 gene to puberty and healthy ovary development and function, announced Ellen Hershkin, National President, Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America Inc., which owns two world-class research hospitals…

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Moishe House, Sharsheret Urge Young People to Focus on Jewish Cancer Risks

PHOTO: Pink Shabbatluck at the Moishe House in Sydney, Australia, Feb16, 2018. The world’s largest peer-led program for post-college-age Jews is teaming up with the leading organization for Jewish cancer education to get young Jews thinking about inherited risks of breast, ovarian and other cancers. Moishe House and Sharsheret are collaborating on a nation-wide effort…

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KNOWING BRCA STATUS CAN BE LIFE-SAVING

JERUSALEM – Leading international breast cancer researchers attending a Soroka Medical Center and Israel Healthcare Foundation symposium addressing the question: “Should Ashkenazi Jews or even the general population be tested routinely for inherited predisposition to breast cancer?” concluded that the current testing model focusing on family history isn’t working and that data shows that half…