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“Beyond Angelina Jolie: Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome”

Family Physician Webinar: “Beyond Angelina Jolie: Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome”

BRCAinBC’s Dr. Rona Cheifetz MD FRCSC Surgical Oncology at BC Cancer’s Hereditary Cancer Program and Dr. Lesa Dawson MD FRCSC BC Gynecologic Oncology Cancer Survivorship Clinic presented this informative and well-received webinar on September 16, 2021 as part of BC Cancer’s Continuing Medical Education Program. The webinar is intended to help BC’s physicians 1) Identify the features of family history and ethnic background that influence hereditary risk; 2) Describe the ovarian and breast cancer risk management options for BRCA mutation carriers; and 3) Cite the management of other cancer risks associated with BRCA mutations.

Please click on the link below to view the webinar.

https://media.phsa.ca/home/iframe?url=BCCA/bccahealth%5cFPON_Sept_16_Webinar_Sept_16_20210916

 

It begins with you: the BRCA genes in the Ashkenazi Jewish population

A recent article was featured in the Fall edition of the Journal of Family Practice Oncology, written by two of our own BRCAinBC committee members –  Allison Mindlin, Genetic Counsellor, BC Cancer Hereditary Cancer Program and Dr. Rona Cheifetz, Medical Lead, Hereditary High Risk Clinic, BC Cancer. We are very proud of the hard work of all members of our committee, who continue to work diligently to spread awareness of the importance of BRCA gene testing for the Ashkenazi Jewish population here in BC.

Please find the fully linked article here: http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/family-oncology-network-site/Documents/2020FallFPONjournal_Sep14web.pdf