Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
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LPGA Champion Headlines Program on Genes and Cancer

April 1, 2010
Does cancer run in your family? Are you concerned about your risk – or about passing along a gene to your loved ones? The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Somerset Medical Center will present “Is Cancer In My Genes?” on Wednesday, May 19 to help you learn more about the connection between genetics and cancer and how you can assess your risk. The event will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Somerset Medical Center’s Steeplechase Cancer Center, 30 Rehill Ave., Somerville.

Val Skinner, a six-time winner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and golf analyst for the Golf Channel and CBS Sports, will share her story about her passion to create awareness about breast cancer among young women as the result of the loss of a dear friend and fellow LPGA player to breast cancer at the young age of 28. Skinner is the founder of LIFE (LPGA pros In the Fight to Eradicate breast cancer) Foundation and helped develop the LIFE Center at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). 

Deborah Toppmeyer, MD, director of the LIFE Center and the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center at CINJ, and an expert in hereditary cancers, will discuss how your personal and family medical histories impact your risk for cancer and the LIFE Center’s genetic counseling services now available at Somerset Medical Center’s Steeplechase Cancer Center.

The event is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required by calling 908-203-6234 or registering online at www.somersetmedicalcenter.com/events.