Monthly Archives: March 2021

New Webinar: What’s in Your Genes? A Community-Wide Virtual Learning Event for Parents

What’s in Your Genes? A Community-Wide Virtual Learning Event for Parents

April 12, 2021 at 7:30pm

Many of us are not aware of our Jewish roots that put us and our families at greater risk of several genetically-driven cancers. Join us to learn about the BRCA genes, which affect 1 in 40 people with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry and increase the risk of early onset and aggressive cancers. During this hour, we will talk about options for testing, cancer prevention and how to discuss this difficult issue with your children and other family members. This event will feature personal stories from community members and Q and A with a Genetic Counsellor from the BC Cancer Agency’s Hereditary Cancer Program.

Featuring: Tovah Carr, Alison Mindlin and Dr. Lesa Dawson

Please register at http://talmudtorah.com/brca

Webinar recording now available: https://youtu.be/zrJRHGjAx44

Public Conference: Living with BRCA 2021

Living with BRCA is a full day conference for the general public that provides up-to-date clinical and research information focused on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

This unique event, open to the general public, brings together experts in medicine, biology, psychology, and wellness, all of whom are united in one goal: bettering the lives of those living with BRCA and their families and friends.

The event is being held on March 5, 2021 as part of the multi-day BRCA Symposium, which attracts top BRCA researchers from across the globe.

For more information, please check out their website: https://brcasymposium.ca/eng/LWB_welcome.php