2010-01-29 / Community

SJEH Sponsors Breast Cancer Program

The featured speakers were (from left to right): Jonathan Herman, MD, specialist in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in the Ashkenazi Jewish community; Margo Spitzer, MD, a specialist in breast and ovarian cancer in the Jewish community and an attending in the St. John’s Psychiatry Department; Mendel Warshawsky, MD, Chief of Oncology, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital; and Harvey Gordon, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula and the event’s moderator. The featured speakers were (from left to right): Jonathan Herman, MD, specialist in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in the Ashkenazi Jewish community; Margo Spitzer, MD, a specialist in breast and ovarian cancer in the Jewish community and an attending in the St. John’s Psychiatry Department; Mendel Warshawsky, MD, Chief of Oncology, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital; and Harvey Gordon, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula and the event’s moderator. More than 50 people came out to attend a program on breast cancer in the Jewish community at Congregation Shaaray Tefila in Lawrence on Monday, January 11. The program and discussion focused on the treatment of breast cancer, risk evaluation and anxiety over testing. The program was co-sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula and Congregation Shaaray Tefila.

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