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Passing of Evelyn Lauder marked by Jewish activists against breast cancer

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/lifestyle/article/passing_of_evelyn_lauder_marked_by_jewish_activists_against_breast_cancer_2

It’s hard to find a Jewish woman without a direct connection to breast cancer. With nearly one in 40 women of Ashkenazi descent possessing a genetic mutation that greatly increases their chances of contracting the disease, breast cancer, like Tay-Sachs and Gaucher’s, is a disproportionately Jewish disease.

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