June Lunchtime Learning Presentation: How Our Genes Contribute to Cancer Risk
On Thursday, June 20, the Community Health Information (CHI) Center at
St. John’s Medical Center will host the Lunchtime Learning presentation
When Cancer Runs in the Family: How Our Genes Contribute to Cancer Risk
with Kory Jasperson, board-certified and licensed genetic counselor.
Topics include: What types of cancers run in families, how to identify
families with a hereditary cancer risk, early detection and prevention
options in hereditary cancer families, genetic services at St. John’s,
and the latest Supreme Court ruling: genes can’t be patented.
Mr. Jasperson is a genetic counselor at St. John’s Medical Center
who visits from the Huntsman Cancer Institute to see oncology patients.
He is board certified has degrees in genetics and genetic counseling from
the University of California Davis and California State University Northridge.
He completed a post-graduate fellowship in cancer genetics at the City
of Hope National Medical Center in California. Mr. Jasperson has over
8 years of experience in clinical cancer risk assessment and has over
25 peer-reviewed publications on hereditary cancer.
This free presentation will be held from noon to 1 pm in the Moose/Wapiti
Classroom at St. John’s Medical Center. Call the CHI Center at 739-7244
for more information.