20:04 09 July in Uncategorized

American Friends of Hebrew University American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization working in partnership with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Founded by the American philanthropist, Felix M. Warburg in 1925, AFHU has been a central force in Hebrew University’s rise...

Warning Signs | BRCA

20:01 09 July in Uncategorized

Signs of a hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome in a family include, but are not limited to, any family member with: • Ashkenazi Jewish heritage and breast cancer  before age 60 • Breast cancer at age 50 or younger • Breast cancer in both breasts at any age • Both...

Treatments | BRCA

19:17 09 July in Uncategorized

There are several courses of action designed to manage the increased risk of cancer in men and women who have tested positive for a harmful BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health recommends frequent cancer screenings, such as...

Timeline | BRCA

19:11 09 July in Uncategorized

1990 Mary-Claire King of the University of California at Berkeley discovers the location of BRCA1 gene. 1994 The complete sequence of BRCA1 gene is identified, including specific mutations related to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, by a collaborative effort led by Mark Skolnick at the University of Utah...

A Kosher Tea Party

19:22 15 May in Politics, Religion, Uncategorized

“There’s a notion out there that the Tea Party is racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim,” says David Spielman, the Campaign Coordinator for the Tea Party organization FreedomWorks. “And nothing can be further from the truth.” FreedomWorks is one of the groups actively recruiting Jews to its ranks, hoping...