V Foundation Joins BRCA Foundation
To Jointly Support Major BRCA Research Collaborative

Event Dates

Past Events

04.30.2017

Inheriting Cancer: When Cancer Risk is in Your Genes

Sunday, April 30

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

San Francisco, JCC | 3200 California St
San Francisco, CA

3200 California St  |  San Francisco, CA

Registration Required

Cancer-causing mutations in the BRCA gene came roaring into our collective consciousness when Angelina Jolie candidly shared her decision to undergo a double mastectomy to prevent the inherited cancer that claimed the lives of her mother and aunt. But what exactly are “inherited” cancers? What is a BRCA mutation? What are the risks? How are men affected— can they be carriers? How are genetic cancers different from other cancers? Where is research headed? Please join us for a panel discussion hosted by the BRCA Foundation and featuring Dr. Allison Kurian, Director of the Stanford Women’s Clinical Cancer Genetics Program. Other panelists will include a BRCA+ late-stage ovarian cancer survivor, a previvor (someone who’s had prophylactic surgery because of a greatly increased risk of getting cancer), and a genetic counselor. On-site genetic testing will be available. This panel discussion will be preceded by a screening of "Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer."

04.12.2017

Panel event

Wednesday, April 12

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Commonwealth Club
555 Post St  |  San Francisco, CA

555 Post St  |  San Francisco, CA

Registration Required

Cancer might be in your DNA. Cancer-causing mutations in the BRCA gene came roaring into our collective consciousness when Angelina Jolie candidly shared her decision to undergo a double mastectomy to prevent inherited cancer. How does a BRCA mutation affect the risk of cancer for both men and women? How are genetic cancers different than other cancers, and who should be tested? Join us for a panel discussion on genetic cancer, treatment and prevention. Genetic counselors from Color Genomics will be on hand to demonstrate how testing works.

11.20.2016

Congregation Kol Shofar

Sunday, November 20

10AM-11:30AM

This event has been cancelled

Genetic testing will not be available

11.13.2016

Congregation Beth Am

Sunday, November 13

7PM-8:30PM

26790 Arastradero Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA

This is a joint event offered by Congregations Beth Am, Etz Chayim, and Kol Emeth.

Genetic testing will not be available

11.06.2016

Congregation B'Nai Shalom

Sunday, November 06

9:45AM-12:15PM

74 Eckley Ln | Walnut Creek, CA

A bagel breakfast is available at this event.

Genetic testing will be available

Please join the BRCA foundation for a panel discussion about the BRCA mutation at any of the following events

Learn about BRCA genetic mutation - what it is and its implications. Did you know men can get breast cancer? Did you know screening protocol? What does this mean for family planning? Come learn the facts and dispel the myths. All panels will include a world-renowned BRCA expert, a BRCA cancer survivor or previvor(someone who carries the mutation but has had prophylactic surgery to reduce her risk of getting cancer), and a genetic counselor.

Sign up for theBrca Registry & Testing Program

We are pleased to partner with Color Genomics on the Family Testing Program. Color Genomics is a health technology company that analyzes 30 genes, including BRCA1 and BRCA2, to help women and men understand their risk for the most common hereditary cancers, including breast, ovarian, colon, and pancreatic cancer.

The Family Testing Program offers deeply reduced-cost genetic testing of only $50 for a cancer panel, including BRCA cancers. All first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, and children) of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers are eligible.

We know it is possible. We know that cutting-edge scientific research being done today will bring about the therapies, cures and preventative treatments that will save the lives – and improve the quality of life – of millions of BRCA-positive individuals tomorrow.