The BRCA Initiative
to the Jewish Community
Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance
Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center
Colorado Cancer Coalition
University of Colorado Medical School
Besty Mordecai Heyman
Sylvie Sherman Block
Medical Advisory Team
Christine Walsh M.D.
Donald Aptekar M.D.
Mary Freivogel, MS, CGC
Sharisse Jimenez, MA MS, CGC
Emily Goldberg, MS, CGC
Amy Morris, Amy@JewishCancerPrevention.org
Leslie Dorfman, Leslie@JewishCancerPrevention.org
Patrice Hauptman, Patrice@colo-ovariancancer.org
Cancer Prevention is possible
1 in 400 for the general population have a mutation in their BRCA gene that controls the growth of cancerous tumors.
1 in 40 people of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage has a BRCA gene mutation. That is a 10X increase in cancer risk from the general population.
Women with a BRCA gene mutation have an up to 72% chance of getting breast cancer and a 44% chance of getting ovarian cancer.
Men with a BRCA mutation have a higher risk for prostate cancer.
Both men and women have a higher risk for pancreatic cancer.