Hereditary Cancer

Knowledge is Power: What You Need to Know About Hereditary Cancer Risk

10/23/2019 | 07:00PM - 08:30PM

Meeting Room 2 , Meeting Room 1

Adults

Just for the Health of It

Knowledge is Power: What You Need to Know About Hereditary Cancer Risk
Since the discovery of the BRCA mutations that increase the risk of certain cancers in men and women, our knowledge of hereditary cancer has grown exponentially.  In this informative program, medical and genetics experts from the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ along with a BRCA-positive “previvor,” will discuss how you can understand, determine and reduce hereditary cancer risk for you and your family.
Speakers:
Dr.  Shridar Ganesan is associate director for translational science, section chief of molecular oncology and Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. He studies the biology of the BRCA 1 and 2 genes. 
Sherry Grumet is a licensed, board-certified genetic counselor working as program director of the LIFE Center at The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling. She is on the faculty of the Rutgers School of Arts & Sciences.
Abby Grayson is a licensed professional counselor who is BRCA1-positive and a “previvor.” Abby discovered her hereditary risk after a friend, Sheryl Lanman Nichols, urged her to get tested. Sheryl, who grew up in East Brunswick, died of breast cancer at 34.
Information also will be available from organizations that provide education and support on hereditary cancers.

Registration recommended. Please register on the online calendar, or call 732-390-6767.



Hereditary Cancer