Posts Tagged ‘Ashkenazi Jewish’

Josh Greenberg, left, front row, with the whole Progressive Health Partnership team in Uganda. Many African people in a row smiling for the camera.

Evolving Journey

Canavan deaths in his family prompt Josh Greenberg to work to save lives in Uganda. Christine Snyder Special to the Jewish News By the time he was 10, Josh Greenberg had already witnessed the death of his brother and sister to a horrible genetic disease. Canavan strikes infants, typically those with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry like…

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Howard and Sarah Katz, left, meet with Certified Genetics Counselor Rachel Hagen, MS, CGC and Michael Simon, M.D., MPH, medical director of the Cancer Genetic Counseling Service, both of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Will I Get Cancer?

Elizabeth Katz Special to the Jewish News Proactive genetic testing and counseling can help cut risks of breast and other cancers. Sarah Katz was 22 when her father, Howard, was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She had recently graduated from college and had plans to move out of state to explore career opportunities. She…

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