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Testing for Cancer Risk in the Jewish Population: A Community Conversation
Studies show that individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish descent are ten times more likely than the general population to have a mutation in the BRCA genes. BRCA mutation carriers have a substantially increased risk of developing certain cancers, especially breast and ovarian cancers. Women and men who are carriers have options to reduce their risk of cancer and of transmitting these mutations to their children. Amy Harmon, a Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times journalist, will moderate a panel of medical experts in a lively discussion about this pressing health concern in the Jewish community and will engage the audience in a conversation about the controversial topic of population testing all Ashkenazi Jews for BRCA mutations. Meet our panel: Susan Klugman, MD Dr. Klugman is the Medical Director of the Program for Jewish Genetic Health and a Reproductive Geneticist at Montefiore Medical Center. Susan Domchek, MD Dr. Domchek is the Executive Director of the Basser Research Center for BRCA and a Medical Oncologist at Penn Medicine. Rabbi Edward Reichman, MD Rabbi Dr. Reichman is an Emergency Medicine Physician and a Medical Ethicist at Montefiore Medical Center. This event is open to men and women of all ages. Audience questions and participation will be encouraged. This program is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Friends of PREformances at the JCC in Manhattan. (more)REGISTER
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Mon, Nov 3
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NEW! Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen
Professor Alan M. Dershowitz has been called one of the "most distinguished defenders of individual rights," "the best-known criminal lawyer in the world," and "Israel’s single most visible defender." He is the author of more than 1000 articles in magazines, newspapers, and journals, tackling issues of civil liberties. In his newest book, Taking the Stand, Dershowitz reveals the evolution of his own thinking on issues like censorship and the First Amendment, civil rights, abortion, and the increasing role that science plays in legal defense. A graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School, Professor Dershowitz is currently the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (more)REGISTER
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Wed, Nov 5
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7:30pm once
More than Money with Myron Kandel
How to Make Your Money Last Jane Bryant Quinn is one of the nation's most-trusted financial journalists, keeping Americans informed about investing, personal finance, and healthcare for decades and earning an Emmy Award for her work as a television host and commentator. An award-winning columnist for Newsweek, the Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, and others, Jane has also won wide praise for the expertise and common sense she provides in her best-selling books. (more)REGISTER
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Wed, Dec 3
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7:30pm18 - 0once
NEW! Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen
Marc Murphy has logged more than 20 years in the restaurant business, working in the world’s most esteemed kitchens. Marc is the chef and owner of Benchmarc Restaurants and Benchmarc Events by Marc Murphy, as well as the chef of Kingside at Viceroy New York. He is a judge on Food Network’s top-rated hit Chopped, current president of the Manhattan chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association, as well as a board member of the Food Council for City Harvest. (more)REGISTER
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Wed, Dec 10
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