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Cancer Genetics & the Jewish Community: A Conversation with Sharsheret, Dr. Ken Offit & Dr. Jeremy Block

Thursday, October 26, 2017 • 6 Marcheshvan 5778

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 On Thursday October 26th, at 7:00 PM, Sharsheret ( and the Sixth Street Community Synagogue will host a panel discussion about cancer genetics and individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. The event will be held at the synagogue, located at 325 East Sixth Street, between 1st & 2nd Avenues.

The panel includes:
  • Dr. Ken Offit, the Chief of Clinical Genetics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Melissa Rosen, Director of National Outreach for Sharsheret
  • Dr. Jeremy Block, Co-Founder of Medaptive Health and Co-Investigator on the digital health population screening study (BFOR) at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Following the panel discussion, Dr. Offit will describe the BRCA Founder Outreach Registry (BFOR), a research initiative headed by top experts in the fields of cancer research and genetics, that aims to create a new model of delivering both personalized genetic testing and crucial genetic counseling services to people in need.

Light Refreshments will be served.
The event is free but please register below if you plan to attend.

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