SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congregation Emanu-El will host a Tauber Sponsored Program in partnership with Sherith Israel, the Kitchen, Congregation Beth Sholom, Sharsheret and the San Francisco Jewish Federation and Endowment Fund, and sponsored by the Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation on the subject of Jewish genetic testing for breast cancer on Sunday, October 30 at 9:30 am.
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Special guest speakers include Dr. Laura J. Esserman, MD, MBA, Director of the University of California at San Francisco Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at UC San Francisco and Dena Goldberg, MS, LCGC Genetic Counselor at the UCSF Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mount Zion Hospital. Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker (PROMISES) and BRCA-positive patient Justine Shapiro will also be in conversation with Dr. Esserman.
This is an event to broaden awareness of Jewish genetics and increased risks of cancer genes within the Jewish community. Dr. Esserman and Dena Goldberg will provide overviews about screening and genetic testing and insight into the latest research. This event is tailored to all genders (50% of those impacted by BRCA are men).
This event is free and open to the public.
Location: Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake street, San Francisco, CA, 94118
Laura J. Esserman, MD, MBA
Dr. Esserman is the Director of the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at UC San Francisco, a professor of Surgery & Radiology, and a practicing surgeon and breast cancer oncology specialist. She is the founder of the University of California wide Athena Breast Health Network.
Dr. Esserman also leads the innovative clinical ISPY TRIALs, which are designed to accelerate the identification and approval of novel agents for women with high risk cancers.
Dena Goldberg M.S., LCGC Genetic Counselor
Dena Goldberg is a genetic counselor at the UCSF Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mount Zion, where she sees patients and families at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes. Outside of her work at UCSF, Goldberg has a special interest in hereditary diseases and cancers affecting the Ashkenazi Jewish population, as well as chromosome 18 anomalies.
Goldberg has an M.S. in genetic counseling from UC Irvine and a B.S. in integrative biology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.
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