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Raleigh Zwerin, who found out in 2015 that she and her sister had the BRCA mutation, will speak on a panel about the gene that affects one in 40 Ashkenazi Jews. Seen here with her mother-in-law, Lonnie Zwerin.

Panel: BRCA, cancer and Ashkenazi genetics

One in 40 Ashkenazi Jews has a gene mutation that drastically increases the chance of certain cancers — and Gail Fisher thinks people need to know about it. “I think it’s hugely important, hugely important,” said Fisher, deputy director of the BRCA Foundation, who will be speaking at Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco on…
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