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Research Webinar: Jewish Women’s Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetic Study

In case you missed the September Army of Women Research Results Webinar, the video broadcast is now available!

We are excited to provide an opportunity to our Army of Women members to virtually meet Dr. Ostrer and his team, who conducted the “Jewish Women’s Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetic Study”. The Army of Women played a vital role in the success of the study; more than 4,600 of you signed up to participate! The focus of the study was to study DNA from Ashkenazi Jewish women for two reasons: to try to identify new genes that might reduce breast and ovarian cancer risk in women who have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation; and to try to identify new genes, other than BRCA1 and BRCA2, that increase breast and ovarian cancer risk in Ashkenazi Jewish women.

This is your opportunity to meet the researchers, get an update about the study!

Susan said...

I haven’t had time to watch the video yet but plan to do so soon. I was a participant in the study and am very eager to learn the results. Is there any way to see some written results?

barbara said...

I had a question. Can you get breast cancer without the BRACA II gene?

Sarah said...

My oncologist who is affiliated with NYU Medical Center recently gave me a flyer regarding an upcoming research study being done/planned by Dr. Harry Ostrer. The study is called, Genomics of Breast Cancer Risk.

I believe I qualify to participate, as long as other family members in my lineage also agree to participate.

How do I contact Dr. Ostrer’s team to see if my sister, my mother and I might be eligible to participate?

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