Jewish Genetics: What's In Your Genes?

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Jewish Genetics: What's In Your Genes? says
Join us as we learn that being of Ashkenazi Jewish descent changes the potential for both genders to carry genetic risk factors for cancers including breast and ovarian, and the possibility to be a carrier for 19+ genetic diseases. Speakers from three reputable organizations join the Tampa community for this conversation: Sharsheret's Florida Regional Director, Briana Schwarz will discuss what's Jewish about breast cancer; The Victor Center will present the importance of pre-conceptive testing in the Jewish community with Dr. Arelis Martir-Negron and Deborah Wasserman, MS; and Moffitt Cancer Center Genetic Counselor, Kathleen Ray will discuss how genetic testing works and who may consider getting tested.

This event is free, open to the community, and a part of the Tampa JCC & Federation Festival of Books & Conversations. **Attendees ages 18-44 will also have an opportunity to get tested for the new Preconception Jewish Genetic Disease Panel directly following the presentation at a highly subsidized rate.** There will be no cancer genetic testing available on premises that evening.

For more information or to register for testing, please contact suzanne.peikin@jewishtampa.com or 813-769-4723.
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By: Tampa Jewish Community Center & Federation

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