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Program to focus on hereditary risk of breast cancer

“Could You Be at Risk for Hereditary Cancer?,” a free program focusing on inherited genetic mutations that raise the risk of certain cancers in men and women, will be held at 10:30 a.m. May 7 at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick.

Speakers will be Hetal Vig, genetic counselor at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (RCINJ); Dr. Deborah L. Toppmeyer, chief medical officer and director of the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center and the LIFE Center at RCINJ; Dr. Thomas A. Bock, founder of HeritX, a global research and development organization focused on preventing inherited cancer, and Abby Grayson, a licensed professional counselor who is inherited the BRCA1 mutation and is now a “previvor.”

The program is presented by the synagogue’s Caring Community Committee and is coordinated by Rabbi Philip Bazeley of Anshe Emeth and Sandra Lanman of East Brunswick in memory of her daughter, Sheryl Lanman Nichols, who died of breast cancer at age 34 in 2015.

Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, email BRCAevent@gmail.com.

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