What Is Triple-Negative Breast Cancer and How Does It Relate To The BRCA Gene Mutation?

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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive form of breast cancer which spreads and grows rapidly in the body. Approximately 10-15% of all breast cancers are TNCB, named triple-negative for its negative testing of three molecular components – estrogen, progesterone, and human epidermal growth factor (HER2). This cancer is more likely to return than other … Read more

Women With the BRCA Mutation Are at Great Risk of Cancer

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Recent Study Finds BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations to Be Particularly Dangerous A recent large study of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations found that women who have inherited these mutations are at a significantly higher risk of cancer, particularly breast and ovarian, compared to women without the mutations. Further Studies Announced An announcement was also … Read more

Promoting Awareness About BRCA Mutations in Rosa Dembitzer’s Native Costa Rica

Alex and Rosa Dembitzer just returned from Costa Rica where they sponsored an event for the Jewish community to raise awareness about BRCA genes. The BRCA Gene BRCA is the acronym for the BReast CAncer susceptibility gene. Everyone has BRCA genes, which play an important role in suppressing tumors from growing. However, when these genes … Read more

Be proactive, take the BRCA test and save your own life.

Diagnosed with BRCA When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I knew nothing of the BRCA gene. My friend mentioned it in a conversation, “ Will you get tested for the Jewish Gene?” When I raised this question to my surgeon, she said we should do it, get tested, but proceed with the surgery as … Read more

The Signs of Ovarian Cancer: Know What to Look For

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Cancer, a word everyone is familiar with, is a term for diseases that can affect any part of the body. These diseases are caused by the rapid, abnormal growth of cells that have the potential to extend beyond their normal boundaries into other parts of the body and organs. When diagnosed and treated in the … Read more

Ovarian Cancer – Background, Who’s at Risk, and Prevention

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Every day, there are millions of women around the world who are at risk of getting ovarian cancer – many don’t know they are at risk, while a small percentage are unaware that they already have it. However, in the past few years, science has continued to lead the way through medical research and advancements … Read more

Why The Northern Charitable Foundation Sponsors the Prevention GENEration Program

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We are very passionate about sponsoring the Israel Cancer Association’s Prevention GENEration Program in collaboration with The Israel Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Consortium. The aim of the program is to reduce cancer morbidity in Israel by promoting research, prevention, early detection, treatment modalities, and means of rehabilitation. The High Rate of Individuals with the … Read more

New Parp Inhibitor Lynparza May Be Important Tool for Treating Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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The President of the American Society for Clinical Oncology shared that new research has found that the Lynparza parp inhibitor could have a significant impact on the treatment and decision paths of patients with both high-risk and early-stage breast cancer. The study also showed that Lynparza reduces the chances that patients with the BRCA gene … Read more