What's Jewish About BRCA?

The Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics provides community and personal education about the risk of BRCA-related cancers in the Jewish community. If you are interested in hosting a community education event with your organization, please contact us at 312-357-4718 or JewishGenetics@juf.org.                             

Below are videos from our What’s Jewish About BRCA? program in June 2018 and October 2015, as well as the hereditary cancer panel discussion that took place with Jean Therapy in 2016.

June 2018

October 2015

April 2016

Direct-to-Consumer Hereditary Cancer Risk Screening: What Our Community Needs to Know

The Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics cautions regarding the use of direct-to-consumer (DTC) testing to determine one’s personal risk for hereditary cancer. Learn more.


Planning for a Family?

1 in 4 Jews carries a potentially devastating genetic disorder that could pass down to a child. Make carrier screening part of your family planning process. 


Do You Know What's In Your Genes?

What is the most valuable gift you can give to your family? The gift of good health! There are many health conditions that run in families. Knowing your family health history can alert you to the potential risk for a variety of genetic disorders . Talk to your relatives for warning signs and assess your risk for hereditary cancers.

Did you know: Ashkenazi Jews are 10 TIMES more likely to have BRCA mutations, which significantly increases lifetime risks for hereditary cancers, so what does this heightened risk mean for you? Click here to learn more .