Have you heard of the faulty BRCA gene?
This faulty gene is 10 times more prevalent in the Ashkenazi Jewish community. Having this gene fault makes you more likely to develop certain cancers. Knowing if you have this genetic fault can save your life.
Ovarian Cancer Action has been working tirelessly for the Jewish community to get this message heard.
Find out more about the BRCA gene, genetic testing and how you can raise awareness in your community.
BRCA gene faults in the Jewish communityFind out more about BRCA gene faults in the Jewish community
People of Ashkenazi Jewish descent have a 1 in 40 chance of carrying a BRCA fault, making them 10 times as likely to carry a BRCA fault as someone in the general population.
The genetic testing processFind out more about The genetic testing process
We walk you through the genetic testing process, what happens when you speak to your GP and the possible results.
NHS BRCA ScreeningFind out more about NHS BRCA Screening
Find out about the new NHS BRCA Screening service launching in the Jewish community in 2023.
Preventing Cancer in Jewish CommunitiesOur Cancer Prevention Officer Jo Stanford is joined by Rabbi Oliver Joseph and guests as they discuss ways to prevent cancer in Jewish communities based on their knowledge and life experiences.Watch our webinar with Rabbi Oliver about Preventing Cancer in Jewish Communities
Stories from the Jewish communityFind out more about Stories from the Jewish community
Hear the stories from those affected by the BRCA gene fault in the Jewish community, what inspired them and what helped them make the right choices for them and their families
Hereditary Cancer Awareness WeekHelp us spread the word about Hereditary Cancer Awareness Week
Hereditary Cancer Awareness Week to raise awareness of hereditary cancers and learn about the genetic conditions that cause them.