OU Partners to Present “Breast Cancer in Jewish Women: 2011,” 10/ 2 in West Orange

September 14, 2011

ORTHODOX UNION PARTNERS TO PRESENT “BREAST CANCER IN JEWISH WOMEN: 2011 – PREVENTION, DETECTION, TREATMENT, GENETICS;” OCTOBER 2, IN WEST ORANGE

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With October designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Orthodox Union will be partnering with Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob and David of West Orange; Sharsheret, a Teaneck-based nonprofit focused on education and treatment of breast cancer among Jewish women; and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, to present “Breast Cancer in Jewish Women: 2011 – Prevention, Detection, Treatment, Genetics.” The event, featuring a panel of leading medical professionals in the field, will take place on Sunday, October 2, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at the synagogue, located at 700 Pleasant Valley Way.

Frank Buchweitz, OU Director of Community Services | Jewish Community Programs, noted, “The OU is pleased to partner in this program. It is most important to increase our community’s awareness, in order to have early detection and treatment.”

Featured speakers include:

• Janice Berliner, Ph.D. – Genetic Counselor, Saint Barnabas Medical Center;

• M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS – Medical Director, The Center for Breast Health and Disease Prevention;

• Richard A. Michaelson, MD – Chief Medical Director, The Cancer Center of Saint Barnabas;

• R. Zoe Woel, MD – Radiation Oncologist, Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Registration is required by calling 888.724.7123 Option four, or via email at www.barnabashealthcalendar.org/sbmc.

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