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Free program explains Jewish cancer risks

“Your Jewish Genes,” a free program presenting information on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, will be presented on April 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Women of Ashkenazi (central or eastern European Jewish) descent have higher risks of developing many cancers due to a higher incidence of inherited…

Cancer patients find spirit and strength at Inpower

Cancer patients frequently complain of overwhelming fatigue during treatment. For decades, the medical community recommended patients save their strength and rest during the course of treatment. But when personal trainer Laura Rosencrantz watched her active grandfather Leonard Schnitzer grow weaker each day as he succumbed to lung cancer, she started to question that conventional wisdom….

The End of Cancer is Within Reach

Dr. Brian Druker graduated medical school determined to find a better way. Despite debilitating chemotherapy and dangerous bone marrow transplants, life expectancy for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia patients remained three to five years. Everything changed when Druker pioneered the first targeted cancer treatment, a medicine called Gleevec. Now, a pill with minimal side effects gives most…