Karen Iris Tucker


Should All Ashkenazi Women Get Tested for BRCA Gene Mutations?

By Karen Iris Tucker

Should All Ashkenazi Women Get Tested for BRCA Gene Mutations?
No family history of breast cancer? If you’re Ashkenazi, a new study says you should get tested anyway — but some experts disagree.Read More


How Angelina Jolie Changed Things For People With BRCA Mutations

By Karen Iris Tucker

How Angelina Jolie Changed Things For People With BRCA Mutations
A year after Angelina Jolie went public about her double mastectomy, interest in genetic testing has increased. But a worrying trend is also shaping up: unnecessary breast-removal surgeries.Read More


Genetics Lab Refuses To Share Data That Could Save Lives

By Karen Iris Tucker

Genetics Lab Refuses To Share Data That Could Save Lives
Since the Supreme Court ruling one year ago, Myriad Genetics is no longer the only lab in the United States conducting BRCA testing. But it refuses to share lifesaving data it has collected.Read More


Meet the Fifth (Jewish) Beatle — Manager Brian Epstein

By Karen Iris Tucker

Meet the Fifth (Jewish) Beatle — Manager Brian Epstein
Beatles manager Brian Epstein struggled with his sexuality and his Judaism right up until he died of a drug overdose. We discuss his legacy with the author of ‘The Fifth Beatle.’Read More


BRCA 'Jewish' Cancer Gene Mutations Often Go Untested — At Deadly Cost

By Karen Iris Tucker

BRCA 'Jewish' Cancer Gene Mutations Often Go Untested — At Deadly Cost
Testing for BRCA genetic mutations, tied to breast and ovarian cancers in Jewish women, isn’t common, despite proven risks. Marcia Watson-Levy learned the danger firsthand.Read More



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