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  • Title: Educating on Genetic Cancer Testing | jacobintl.org
    Descriptive info: .. Post Your Story.. Resources Links.. National Cancer Institute News.. Latest Medical News.. Prayers.. Advisory Board.. Events / Publicity.. Printable Brochures.. Speaker's Bureau.. 1 out of 40 Ashkenazi Jewish women have a BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation which gives them a 33%-50% risk of developing breast cancer by age 50 and 56%-87% by age 70.. 1 out of 40 Ashkenazi Jewish women have a BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation which gives them a 27%-44% risk of developing  ...   BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation.. If you have a BRCA gene mutation, you can reduce your risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer up to 96%.. Home.. |.. Welcome and Mission.. Advisory Board.. Speaker s Bureau.. Printable Brochure and Ads.. My Story.. Latest Medical News.. Ways To Support Our Mission.. JACOB Store.. Questions and Answers.. Resources/Links.. Create Your Family Tree.. Contact Us.. Disclaimer.. Internet Marketing.. Personal Stories.. Website Design by.. Webcast 1, Inc.. | Web Services by.. Internet Marketing Inc..

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  • Title: Contact Jacob International
    Descriptive info: English.. Español.. Français.. Português.. If you would like to receive any of our informational literature, have any questions, or would like to volunteer to help in our mission, we would love to hear from you.. E-Mail:.. info@jacobintl.. org.. Please note:.. We cannot answer specific medical questions, make referrals or provide consultation.. These questions are best answered by a healthcare provider.. We can respond only to e-mails written in English.. Phone: 561-394-9100.. Fax : 561-394-9148.. Mail: JACOB International.. P.. O.. Box 880688.. Boca Raton, Florida 33488-0688.. Genetic Counseling Video..

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  • Title: Liability Disclaimer | Jacob International
    Descriptive info: Liability Disclaimer.. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.. Jacob International provides informational services to the consumer about certain genetic mutations which might increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer among Ashkenazi Jews.. By using this site, you signify your agreement to these Terms and Conditions of use.. You must agree to these Terms and Conditions in order to use the Jacob International Web site.. Please read this document carefully.. If you do not agree to all of the Terms and Conditions of this agreement, do not use this site.. The information contained in this web site should not be used in lieu of seeking and obtaining qualified medical advice from your physician or other healthcare provider.. Jacob International does not accept any responsibility for any errors, omissions, implications or misunderstanding which may arise as a result of using any information contained on this web site.. Jacob International may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time.. Please periodically review the Terms and Conditions posted at the Jacob International Web site because your continued usage of the Jacob International Web site ( Jacob International Site, or the Site, ) will mean you accept those revisions.. I.. Section 1.. General Disclaimer; No Medical Advice.. THE CONTENT ON THE JACOB INTERNATIONAL WEB SITE IS PRESENTED IN SUMMARY FORM, IS GENERAL IN NATURE, AND IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.. THE CONTENT IS NOT INTENDED IN ANY WAY TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE.. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING ANY HEALTH ISSUES.. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN JACOB INTERNATIONAL IS NOT INTENDED TO BE RELIED ON FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT OR ADVICE.. NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON THE JACOB INTERNATIONAL WEB SITE.. JACOB INTERNATIONAL does not recommend or endorse any specific test, products, or procedures that may be mentioned on the Site.. Any opinions expressed on the Site are the opinions of the authors.. JACOB INTERNATIONAL does not assume any liability for the contents of any material provided on the Site.. Reliance on any information provided by JACOB INTERNATIONAL or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.. JACOB INTERNATIONAL assumes no liability or responsibility for damage or injury to persons or property arising from any use of any product, information, idea, or instruction contained in the materials provided to you.. JACOB INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to change or discontinue at any time any aspect or feature of this Site.. II.. Section 2.. JACOB INTERNATIONAL'S Position on Your Privacy.. GENERAL.. JACOB INTERNATIONAL recognizes the premium you place on privacy protection on the Internet.. Working together, we strive to protect your privacy, including the non-identifying information you may share in the Web site to make use of various services.. You may visit the JACOB INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE without identifying who you are or revealing any information about yourself.. Each visit to our site generates non-personal information which helps us measure the number of visits, the average time spent on the site, the pages you view, etc.. This information helps us improve the content of our Web site.. In some instances, we may need personal information from you, such as your name and address.. The personal information you provide will be used by JACOB INTERNATIONAL to respond to your inquiry or to process your request.. We will not sell or otherwise transfer any personally-identifiable information about you to any entity or organization without your express written approval.. Our privacy statement will be updated periodically to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as required by law, and in accordance with applicable state, federal and local laws.. B.. VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IN CHAT ROOMS, AND OTHER INTERACTIVE AREAS (COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO AS INTERACTIVE AREAS ).. Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (for example, user name, e-mail address) in the chat areas of JACOB INTERNATIONAL, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the User's communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties.. Such activities are beyond the control of JACOB INTERNATIONAL.. JACOB INTERNATIONAL makes no warranties about the discoverability of a User's identity by methods beyond our control.. III.. Section 3.. Organization's Liability; Disclaimer of Consequential Damages.. The Content comes from sources believed  ...   users to upload files, that contain viruses, worms, Trojan horses , corrupted files, or any similar software or programs that may adversely affect the operation of another's computer.. You agree not to advertise or promote any goods or services in the Chat Rooms.. Junk mail , spamming, chain letters, pyramid schemes and similar activities are strictly prohibited.. You agree not to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without our express written approval.. You agree not to violate any applicable local, state, national or international law in connection with the use of the Chat Rooms.. JACOB INTERNATIONAL does not screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by VISITORS or any other person or entity.. If notified by any VISITOR to the site of communication(s) which are alleged not to conform to the terms of this Section, JACOB INTERNATIONAL may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).. JACOB INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to remove communications which are abusive, illegal, disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform to these Terms and Conditions.. JACOB INTERNATIONAL reserves the right (but is not obligated) to edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the JACOB INTERNATIONAL Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards for content.. JACOB INTERNATIONAL does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any of the material posted by Interactive Area users or endorse any opinions expressed by such users.. ANY RELIANCE ON CONTENT POSTED IN AN INTERACTIVE AREA IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.. Through your use of JACOB INTERNATIONAL Site's Interactive Areas, you are agreeing to all of the aforementioned Terms and Conditions for the use of such Interactive Areas contained herein.. VII.. Section 7.. Links to Other Sites.. The JACOB INTERNATIONAL Site contains links to third party Web sites.. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by JACOB INTERNATIONAL of the content on such third-party Web sites.. JACOB INTERNATIONAL is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party Web sites.. If you decide to access linked third-party Web sites, you do so at your own risk.. Your use of third- party Web sites is subject to the Terms and Conditions of use for such sites.. VIII.. Section 8.. Translations.. Translations of any materials on JACOB INTERNATIONAL into languages other than English are intended solely as a convenience to the non-English-reading public.. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of JACOB INTERNATIONAL in various languages, but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist.. Jacob International does not accept any responsibility for any errors, omissions, implications or misunderstanding which may arise as a result of the translation of any material contained within this web site.. IX.. Section 9.. Jurisdiction.. JACOB INTERNATIONAL is a non-profit organization based in Boca Raton , Florida in the United States of America.. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with JACOB INTERNATIONAL, or in any way relating to your use of THIS WEBSITE, resides in the courts of the State of Florida and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Florida in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving JACOB INTERNATIONAL or its affiliates.. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Florida , without respect to its conflict of laws principles.. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.. X.. Section 10.. Complete Agreement.. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONSTITUTE THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND JACOB INTERNATIONAL WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF THE JACOB INTERNATIONAL SITE AND CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN.. Thank you for your cooperation with these Terms and Conditions.. We hope you find the Jacob International Site helpful and convenient to use.. Questions or comments regarding this Site should be sent by e-mail..

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  • Title: Cancer Genetic Testing Benefits to Reduce Risks for Hereditary Cancer | jacobintl.org
    Descriptive info: We.. welcome you to our website and invite you to learn more about the benefits of genetic testing to reduce your risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.. Our goal is to educate Ashkenazi Jewish women about a gene mutation which substantially increases their risk of breast or ovarian cancer.. However, we want to do more than just educate you about this gene mutation.. We want to encourage you to seek genetic counseling so you can determine if you carry this gene mutation.. Our mission is to support education and genetic screening of Ashkenazi Jewish women around the world so we can break the cycle of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer!.. Our organization was created because one of the founding  ...   about genetic testing so she could have taken preventive measures to reduce her risk.. The information about her genetic makeup became even more compelling because she has two sisters.. Armed with this information, her sisters could find out if they were carriers also and take proactive measures, if necessary.. The story started with one sister and her husband but JACOB is the combined effort and love of three sisters who want to spread the word so they might save lives.. Our organization is for this generation and all that follows in its footsteps.. We can give a gift of a longer life to someone who carries this mutation --- a gift that we hope can be passed down to other generations..

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  • Title: A Life Saving Story About Cancer Genetic Testing | jacobintl.org
    Descriptive info: It is said in the Talmud, he who saves one life it is though.. they saved the entire world.. MY STORY.. The following is the story of Lori Sklar, Founder of Jacob International, as told by her and completed by her Husband,.. Bill Sklar.. I have a story to share with you so that together we can save a life.. It is important to me to share this story so that it does not become your story or the story of future Jewish Generations.. I want to break the cycle of L'dor Vador regarding hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.. I am a 48 year old.. Ashkenazi Jewish woman.. who lives in South Florida.. I was always very proactive about my health.. My father was a cardiologist and had always stressed the importance of preventive medicine.. Due to the medical history of cancer in our family, I entrusted my care to the top radiologist and oncologist in the area.. I saw my radiologist and oncologist several times a year because of the cystic nature of my breasts.. Since I had fibrocystic breast disease, my radiologist performed my mammograms, pelvic ultrasounds and needle aspirations of any suspicious lumps.. My radiologist decided that I needed an MRI of my breasts because they were so dense making it difficult to read my mammograms.. The MRI was considered the gold standard of testing breasts.. Over a period of several years I had MRIs at two hospitals in Florida (Miami and Tampa) and a hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.. In total I had six MRIs.. Not one of my doctors advised me to seek.. genetic testing.. to determine if I had a mutation in my BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene.. They knew of my family history of breast cancer and even had treated both of my maternal aunts one who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and the other who chose to have a prophylactic mastectomy.. I had an MRI at a teaching hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.. on July 3, 2003 which was read to be negative for cancer.. I was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer on October 13, 2003.. After I was diagnosed with breast cancer, two different oncologists recommended that I pursue.. Ironically, both my original radiologist and oncologist still did not feel it was necessary to have genetic testing even after my diagnosis of cancer.. I told my original oncologist that I had two sisters in the waiting room and that it did matter.. It turned out that it mattered more to me than them.. I tested positive for BRCA I and they tested negative thank G-d.. This knowledge was important because it would impact my treatment.. I wish my radiologist and oncologist had advised me to have genetic testing.. Ashkenzai Jews who inherit a mutation in their BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene have a greatly increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.. One in 40 Ashkenazi Jews inherits a BRCA gene mutation.. So by the Amazing Grace of G-d, I endured a double mastectomy, a prophylactic full hysterectomy and many months of dose dense chemo-therapy.. After my mastectomy, I saw a physical therapist who was instrumental in my physical rehabilitation and a psychologist, a breast cancer survivor, who helped me tremendously with my anger and fears.. I gained my strength through my faith in G-d, the love of my awesome husband and my incredible family.. I am very involved in my synagogue and have continued to do my mitzvah  ...   transplant.. Conditioning included six exposures of lethal doses of total body irradiation and a high dose of further chemotherapy, all designed to kill my diseased bone marrow.. Then I received a transplant of stem cells from a thirty year old male after which I developed severe mucositis (deterioration) of the lining of the mouth, lips and upper gastrointestinal tract.. Thanks to G-d s blessings and strong, healthy donor cells, I strongly engrafted but then faced both acute and chronic graft versus host disease, a double edged sword which attacked my gut but beneficially allowed the donor s graft to destroy residual leukemia cells.. Throughout all of this, I was required to undergo bone marrow aspirations/biopsies and six spinal taps (lumbar punctures).. Lori s story did not end here.. She returned home from her transplant and treatment in February 2006 and underwent intense physical therapy to restore her strength and mobility.. For almost six months, Lori improved and was well enough to attend her nephew s graduation from college in May 2006.. In early August 2006, Lori relapsed and again was hospitalized for 30 days of chemotherapy treatment and recovery.. Follow up chemotherapy led to acute liver failure, pancreatitis, and other severe complications requiring several hospitalizations.. On December 30, 2006 Lori passed away while valiantly continuing to fight her disease.. Throughout this ordeal, we continued to do G-d s work.. Lori, her sisters and husband developed two websites:.. www.. jacobintl.. and.. reachglobal.. , brochures and marketed information to various groups to educate women on the benefits of genetic testing for the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation to stop breast and ovarian cancer.. Lori s sisters assembled an army of people she did not know who prayed for her.. These people included individuals of all faiths around the nation.. Lori and her family are forever grateful for their prayers and believe in the power of prayer.. What Lori and I have described is the medical journey but does not begin to describe the real journey of faith, love and G-d s miracles.. Lori was sustained in her journey by G-d s love, her persistent and total faith in G-d and the unconditional love of her family, religious congregation, friends of many faiths and many other people whom she never met or spoke with.. These individuals, through the power of prayer brought her through this journey.. All of these are G-d s miracles, for which Lori and I am eternally grateful.. The power of prayer and faith in G-d is an awesome healer.. Lori s story, as arduous and difficult as it sounds is a victory of spirit, faith and G-d s love.. Just imagine if Lori s doctor, the Jewish community, our family or a friend had educated us on the benefits of genetic testing.. Lori could have had a prophylactic mastectomy and hysterectomy, avoided chemotherapy and would be alive today.. But then again, perhaps this was Lori s path and purpose to EDUCATE you so that this is not your story and not the story of any future generations.. We will break the cycle of L'dor Vador when it comes to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.. We hope that by sharing Lori s story that we can make a difference in your life and those you love.. Wishing you all of G-d's blessings.. May we, as a Jewish people, go from strength to greater strength!!!!.. Click here to read more stories of breast and ovarian cancer survival..

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  • Title: Detecting BRCA Gene 1 and 2 Mutations | jacobintl.org
    Descriptive info: 7% of breast and 10% of ovarian cancer cases are hereditary! The most common cause of these hereditary cancers is a mutation of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.. So what?.. The BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are detectable.. It is possible for any Ashkenazi Jewish woman to find out if she has inherited an elevated cancer risk.. Armed with this information, one can pursue a multitude of preventive paths aimed at reducing the chance of developing cancer.. If you think all of this sounds interesting, read on.. Section I:.. Could I have an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer?.. Section II:.. What should I do if I think I maintain an elevated risk?.. Section III:.. I do have an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.. What now?.. Section I:.. Could I have an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer?.. Who.. is an Ashkenazi Jew?.. Ashkenazi Jews are descended from Eastern and Central Europe and have traditionally lived in close-knit communities.. Today, there are about 10 million Ashkenazi Jews in the world; many of these can be found in the United States.. 80% of the United States Jewish population is of Ashkenazi descent.. Why do some Ashkenazi Jews carry these gene mutations?.. It is believed that these mutations can be traced back hundreds of years to their common ancestors, or founders.. As the result of numerous intermarriages among Jews, all of today's Ashkenazi Jews are descended from a very small group of Jews who lived in Eastern Europe 500 years ago.. These founding Ashkenazis carried the particular BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations which were subsequently passed on to their descendants.. What are the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes?.. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are two of the 30,000 genes that we inherit from our parents.. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes located on chromosome 17 and 13 respectively that normally produce a protein that helps to correct.. mistakes in the DNA.. The BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation interferes with the genes' normal activity and causes one to be more susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer.. Either your mother or father can carry this BRCA mutation and pass it on to you.. How do I know if I am an Ashkenazi Jew?.. While there is no medical test to determine if one is of Ashkenazi descent, it is possible to trace one's family genealogy using the internet or other family annals.. The chances are that if you are Jewish and your family emigrated from Eastern Europe , then you are Ashkenazi.. What does being an Ashkenazi Jew mean for me?.. Ashkenazi Jews carry an elevated risk of having either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation.. The statistical data reveal that 0.. 2% of the general population maintains either or both of the mutations; however, 2.. 65% or 1 in 40 of Ashkenazi Jews has one or more of the mutations.. These numbers are statistically significant enough.. to compel all Ashkenazi Jews to educate themselves about the facts associated with hereditary cancer.. If I am an Ashkenazi Jew and have either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, what does that mean?.. As has already been stated, you maintain an increased risk of developing both breast and ovarian cancer.. Recent studies reveal that if you have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, you have a 33-50% risk of developing breast cancer by age 50 and 56-87% by age 70.. Also, those with a BRCA mutation have a 27-44 % chance of developing ovarian cancer by age 70.. If you compare these statistics against the 13% of the general population that will develop breast cancer, you realize how great your increased risk might be because of your heritage.. Clearly, the increased risk is great.. However, genetic mutations are detectable.. Thus, you can find out if you maintain an increased risk.. If you do, you can assume a proactive and offensive stance against the disease.. Such heightened awareness will likely lead to early detection of the cancers and significantly increase the effectiveness of the treatments.. Want to get tested? Read on.. What should I do if I think I might have an elevated cancer risk?.. The answer is simple: Get tested to determine your risk status.. What tests are available?.. Presently, Myriad Genetic Laboratories holds the U.. S.. patent for BRCA testing.. Their  ...   question is largely up to you; however, to learn more about the different possibilities, read on.. Section III:.. I have met many people that say they do not want to be tested for the gene mutations.. They say, The test is not a cure.. There is nothing that can be done.. I would rather not know and if cancer is my fate, then so be it.. It is okay to be afraid of the unknown, but one shouldn't run from it.. We owe it to ourselves and loved ones to face our risk.. Just imagine how powerful you will be with the acquired knowledge of any genetic mutations in your BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 genes.. I have tested positive and am now prepared to face the risk.. Is a major or minor lifestyle change in store for me?.. It is up to you!.. The first and most important step in protecting yourself is increased surveillance for the cancers.. While there is no guarantee that increased surveillance will detect cancer, it is an important step towards early detection.. Monthly breast self-exams should commence between ages 18-21.. Annual or semi-annual clinical breast exams would begin between the ages of 25-35 and annual mammograms would begin.. between the ages of 25-35.. Some physicians guide women to start mammography at an age that is 10 years younger than the youngest age that a family member was diagnosed with breast cancer.. In addition, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is also being used to screen for breast cancer in women with a familial or genetic predisposition.. For ovarian cancer, screening involves an annual or semi-annual transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) between the ages of 25-35 and an annual or semi-annual check-up on serum CA-125 levels.. This screening becomes more important after age 40 when the risk of ovarian cancer increases.. Since ovarian cancer is difficult to detect even with early screening, there are other options available to you which are discussed later.. The above recommendations are minor lifestyle changes.. Depending on how concerned you are, there are more aggressive measures that would have a greater impact on your lifestyle.. You can pursue preventive drug treatments.. For breast cancer, the drug, Tamoxifen, has been shown in some studies to lower the risk of breast cancer associated with BRCA 2 gene alterations by more than 60%.. The potential benefits of any preventive drug treatment should be considered in conjunction with the potential side effects.. For ovarian cancer, preventive treatments usually involve oral contraceptives.. These contraceptives have been shown to cut the cancer risk by 60% for women with BRCA mutations.. There are also surgical options available which reduce your risk even further.. For breast cancer, you can undergo a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy.. This procedure, in which both breasts are surgically removed, has been shown to reduce the breast cancer risk in women with a BRCA mutation by greater than 90 percent.. Such mastectomy procedures can be done with a skin sparing technique with immediate reconstruction.. For ovarian cancer, you can undergo a prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy or a full hysterectomy.. A bilateral oophorectomy is a procedure in which both ovaries are surgically removed and has been shown to reduce the cancer risk between 85-96% in women with a BRCA mutation.. This procedure is generally recommended after 35 years of age or after childbearing is completed.. Oopherectomy has the additional advantage of.. reducing the risk of breast cancer in a pre-menopausal woman.. There is also data that shows patients with the BRCA genetic mutation are at risk for fallopian tube cancer.. Since a portion of the fallopian tube is inside the uterus, a hysterectomy should be considered to significantly reduce the risk of cancer.. How you manage the risk is totally up to you! However, it is better to face it informed!.. I have tested positive and am now concerned about whether I have passed on the gene mutation to my children.. Did I?.. Research suggests that if you carry the mutation, then your children have a 50% chance of inheriting it.. Be aware that either women or men can carry the BRCA genetic mutation.. So, if you test positive, it is definitely important to alert your family members about their increased risk and urge them to be tested.. SHARE THE GIFT OF A LONGER LIFE - GET TESTED!..

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  • Title: Support Breast Cancer Mission | Jacob International
    Descriptive info: MISSION STATEMENT.. Jacob International is a non-profit organization which was created for the purpose of educating Ashkenazi Jewish women about the benefits of genetic testing to reduce their risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.. Our ultimate goal is to break the cycle of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer to save lives.. DONATIONS.. The generosity of donors is vital to support our efforts to educate Ashkenazi Jewish women and provide hope to future generations who might inherit a genetic mutation which predisposes them to breast and ovarian cancer.. The monies collected through donations will be primarily used to print and distribute educational materials for doctor's offices,  ...   is greatly appreciated!.. PLEASE MAIL CASH OR CHECK DONATIONS TO :.. JACOB International.. Boca Raton, Florida 33488-0688.. Always consult with your tax advisor to determine how to make a charitable contribution to Jacob International.. Jacob International is registered in Florida as a nonprofit organization.. The Organization is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.. Our Federal Employer Tax ID number is 20-1930056.. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352.. WITHIN THE STATE REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE..

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  • Title: Post Your Story | Breast Cancer Survivor Stories, Send in Your Inspirational Story!
    Descriptive info: We want you to share your story about your experience with genetic testing so you can help others.. Your story may encourage, inspire and support others who are considering genetic testing.. Stories:.. To submit a story, please complete all fields below.. You will have the opportunity to review and edit your story before submitting it.. Posting of Stories:.. We must approve the content of all stories before publishing on the site.. We also reserve the right to edit the story for length and clarity.. *First Name.. *City.. *State.. *E-mail.. *Story Title.. *Your Story.. *Indicates required fields.. To the best of my knowledge, I acknowledge  ...   story on the Jacob website, you acknowledge and agree that any information which you provide may be viewed and read by the general public.. You further agree that Jacob International may use your story in any manner it deems necessary or appropriate.. Jacob International reserves the right to edit, clarify, and abridge any story for any reason.. We reserve the right to decline to publish any story on the site or to remove any published story at any time for any reason.. Jacob International does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy and/or completeness of any statements in any posted stories..

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  • Title: Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Resources | Jacob International
    Descriptive info: These Resources are for informational purposes only.. We hope they will provide you with additional.. sources to answer some of your questions about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.. All health information contained within these resources should be discussed with your healthcare provider.. Please see our.. disclaimer.. within the site.. Links.. Medical News, Hereditary Cancer, General Breast and Ovarian Cancer,.. Family Genealogy, Privacy and Insurance Issues, Support Groups.. Important Articles.. Medical Literature.. Medical Books.. Medical Alert Systems.. Inspirational Books.. Breast Cancer Media Coverage..

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  • Title: National Cancer Institute | Jacob International
    Descriptive info: As a service to you and all JacobIntl.. org visitors, we have created this link which will refer you to the.. National Cancer Institute.. containing resources and information relating to breast cancer and ovarioan cancer.. These Resources are for informational purposes only and are meant to keep you informed as to:.. New developments in the study of breast and ovarian cancer.. Provide further  ...   from National Cancer Institute:.. National Cancer Institute - Breast Cancer.. NCIs gateway for information about breast cancer.. National Cancer Institute - NewsCenter.. This section of the NCI Web site is designed to help science writers and reporters find information about cancer research at NCI.. News & Events - National Institutes of Health (NIH).. News and Events at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)..

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  • Title: Latest Medical News | Jacob International
    Descriptive info: Posted April 15, 2009.. MRI Registry for Breast Cancer.. News video shows MRI database could help.. Posted February 13, 2009.. Breast Cancer Metastasis Gene Identified.. PRINCETON, N.. J.. , Jan.. 5 (MedPage Today) -- A gene associated with poor-prognosis breast cancer has been identified by genomic profiling studies that may point to a new therapeutic target, investigators here reported.. Read more.. Posted July 23, 2008.. :.. Source: Nature.. Breast cancer: Destroying bad seeds.. Scientists have found a microRNA that blocks the development of breast-cancer stem cells.. Cancer stem cells are thought to be the 'bad seeds' of cancer.. They are the only cells capable of giving rise to new tumours and are resistant to chemotherapy.. Destroying cancer  ...   microRNAs.. Click here to read more.. Posted March 27, 2008.. :.. Breast Cancer.. sponsored an ask-the-expert online conference on March 19, 2008.. It was about Breast Cancer Risk and Your Family.. Carol Cherry, M.. N, R.. N.. , A.. P.. R.. N, B.. C.. , and Terri McHugh, M.. D.. , answered questions about how family genes affect risk, pros and cons of genetic testing, and ways to lower your breast cancer risk.. Clcik here to read more.. Click here: Men Unaware of Their Risk of Cancer When Female Family Members Test Positive for Cancer-Causing Gene Mutation.. Latest Medical News from National Cancer Institute.. PubMed.. org - Current Medical News.. http://www.. ncbi.. nlm.. nih.. gov/sites/entrez/.. Back to Resources..

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