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Thursday, February 15, 2018  to   Thursday, February 15, 2018
National Webinar/Teleconference: Genetic Testing and Counseling for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Webinar or Toll-Free Teleconference
National Webinar/Teleconference: Genetic Testing and Counseling for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 14, 8-9 pm (EST)
WHERE: Webinar or Toll-Free Teleconference

Open to people throughout the U.S. who are living with breast, ovarian and gynecological cancers. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Support Connection, 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Genetic testing is one of the tools available to those who’ve been diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer. Understanding what tests are available and what results mean can be confusing. This program will address the many factors involved in genetic testing and counseling for breast and ovarian cancer.

Topics will include:

Who should get genetic testing for cancer genes?
What’s new in genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer?
What if I had cancer genetic testing before? Should I do it again?
How can I use the most up to date genetic information for myself and my family?
What do my results mean for my daughter, sister, or niece?

SPEAKER: Wendy Chung, M.D., Ph.D: Dr. Chung is a medical and molecular geneticist, and the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Columbia University. She received her B.A. in biochemistry and economics from Cornell University, her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and her Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University in genetics.

Dr. Chung directs NIH funded research programs in human genetics of breast cancer, heart disease, and birth defects. She leads the Precision Medicine Resource in the Irving Institute At Columbia University. She has authored over 300 peer reviewed papers and 50 reviews and chapters in medical texts. She was the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigator Award, the Medical Achievement Award from Bonei Olam, and a career development award from Doris Duke.

Dr. Chung enjoys the challenges of genetics as a rapidly changing field of medicine and strives to facilitate the integration of genetic medicine into all areas of health care in a medically, scientifically, and ethically sound, accessible, and cost effective manner.