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New York Times Article: In Israel, a Push to Screen for Cancer Gene Leaves Many Conflicted

Photo Credit:  Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times

Photo Credit: Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times

This article was originally printed in the New York Times.

(Isreal) has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the world, according to a World Health Organization report. And some leading scientists here are advocating what may be the first national screening campaign to test women for cancer-causing genetic mutations common among Jews — tests that are already forcing young women to make agonizing choices about what they want to know, when they want to know it and what to do with the information.  Read more…