All posts tagged Dr Lesley Andrews

Fighting back on BRCA

“OTHER than fear, I felt empowered,” said 39-year-old Sydney-based resident Amanda Isenberg as she described her reaction upon receiving the troubling, life-changing news that she is a carrier of a fault in the BRCA1 gene at age 29.

Hinda Young is organising a function to raise awareness about ovarian cancer

United against ovarian cancer

The Great Synagogue is set to host a function to raise awareness for ovarian cancer later this month. The event is being organised by Rabbi Benjamin Elton’s wife Hinda Young, who told The AJN how she was inspired to plan the function after a meeting with Emma Robinson of Ovarian Cancer Australia.

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A ‘holy grail’ for Jewish breast cancer victims?

With the statistics for Ashkenazi Jewish women carrying a faulty BRCA1 gene alarmingly high, it is promising news for the community that a “holy grail” for breast cancer prevention in high-risk women is on the cards.