Considering BRCA Genes: Knowledge Improves Outcomes

When
Tue Oct 24
Where
Genetech Hall - UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Time
06:00 PM
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Description

This community education event is free and open to the public and to healthcare professionals.
We invite you to join UCSF’s world-class health experts Heather Greenwood, MD; Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS; Pamela Munster, MD; and Mindy Goldman, MD; and cancer survivor and patient advocate Laura Holmes Haddad, author of This is Cancer: Everything You Need to Know, From the Waiting Room to the Bedroom, for refreshments and conversation. Whether you know your BRCA status or need to learn more, this gathering will help you understand genetic risks and how they affect health outcomes.  
What is BRCA?
BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that normally have the role of providing instructions on repairing damage and preventing cancer in our bodies. Inherited mutations in these genes increase the risk of breast, ovarian, and several other cancers.

Featured guest speakers will include:
Heather Greenwood, MD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Radiology in the Breast Imaging section at UCSF.


Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS
President, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Senior Vice President for Cancer Services, UCSF Health
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, UCSF
E. Dixon Heise Distinguished Professor in Oncology, UCSF


Pamela Munster, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), UCSF
Director, Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit
Co-leader of the Center for BRCA Research
Leader, Developmental Therapeutics Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center 


Mindy Goldman, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Services, UCSF
Director, UCSF Gynecology Center for Cancer Survivors and At-Risk Women


Laura Holmes Haddad, author of This is Cancer (Everything You Need to Know from the Waiting Room to the Bedroom) 


Parking at Owens Street Garage at 1835 Owens Street.

Location

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  1. Genetech Hall - UCSF Mission Bay Campus
    600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA