Considering BRCA Genes: Knowledge Improves Outcomes

Date

October 24, 2017

Type

Lecture

Time Duration

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

Byers Auditorium Mission Bay

Organized by UCSF Imaging and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

This community education event is free and open to the public and to healthcare professionals.

 

We invite you to join UCSF’s global health experts Heather Greenwood, MD; Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS; Pamela Munster, MD; and Mindy Goldman, MD; and breast cancer survivor and patient advocate Laura Holmes Haddad, author of This is Cancer: Everything You Need to Know, From the Waiting Room to the Bedroom; and our MC for the evening, Larisa Kura, breast cancer survivor and associate dean of administration and finance for The School of Dentistry, refreshments and conversation. Whether you know your BRCA status or need to learn more, this gathering will help you understand genetic risks and how they affect health outcomes.

 

Additionally, we are proud to offer another unique opportunity to our guests - quick tours of the Mammovan from ZSFG (Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital), which will be available that evening for a visit both before- and after the lecture (5-6:15 pm and 7:30-8 pm). Our guests will learn more about how the van is used to provide mammography screening to low-income communities in the area. It will be located near the Community Center Garage at 1675 Owens St. and tours will be run by Mary McGinty, supervisor of the Avon Breast Center at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. 

 

What is BRCA?

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that normally have the role of providing instructions on repairing damage and preventing cancer in our bodies. Inherited mutations in these genes increase the risk of breast, ovarian, and several other cancers.

 

UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium

Parking at Community Center Garage at 1675 Owens Street

 

Register here

Speakers

Heather Greenwood, MD
Assistant professor of Clinical Radiology in the Breast Imaging section at UCSF.
Her professional interests include breast MRI, high-risk breast cancer screening, and resident and fellow education.
University of California, San Francisco
Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS
President, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Senior Vice President for Cancer Services, UCSF Health
University of California, San Francisco
Mindy Goldman, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Services
Director, UCSF Gynecology Center for Cancer Survivors and At-Risk Women
University of California, San Francisco
Pamela Munster, MD
Director, Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit
Co-leader of the Center for BRCA Research
Leader, Developmental Therapeutics Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, San Francisco
Laura Haddad
Author of This is Cancer: Everything You Need to Know from the Waiting Room to the Bedroom
Larisa Kure
Associate dean of administration and finance
UCSF School of Dentistry