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  • When Breast Cancer is Hereditary

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    July 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In some families, breast and ovarian cancers take an inordinately fierce toll, striking one generation after another, menacing mothers, daughters, sisters and cousins. And for the women in these families, wondering if and when cancer might strike becomes a daily burden.

    Facing Our...

  • New Hope for HIBM Cure

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Soroya Nazarian learned about hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM), an uncommon muscular disorder that affects the Persian Jewish community, while in Israel on a Hadassah mission about five years ago. There, she met professor Zohar Argov, from the department of neurology at the...

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