A Nutritional Intervention Decreases Breast Density in BRCA Carriers

Women who are carriers of the BRCA gene mutation are at high risk of developing breast cancer, and there is a large body of evidence suggesting that 3,3-diindolylmethane (DIM), a dimer of indole-3-carbinol found in cruciferous vegetables, can potentially prevent carcinogenics and tumor development. DIM is a popular food supplement and the National Cancer insitiute (NCI) has recently begun a study to examine the preventive effect of DIM specifically in women with breast cancer under treatment with tamoxifen. This study will focus on changes in three factors of: breast density, risk of breast cancer and estrogen profile and following diet dietary DIM supplementation has the potential to dramatically impact the management of BRCA carriers.

Israel’s Rabin Medical Center is home to the BRCA Multidisciplinary Clinic at the Davidoff Cancer Center-a world class facility whose sole focus is on the treatment and prevention of cancer. The BRCA Multidisciplinary Clinic to serve women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer as well as research to find cures for breast and ovarian cancers at Rabin Medical Center’s Davidoff Cancer Center. The BRCA Multidisciplinary Clinic at Israel’s Rabin Medical Center is a unique early management, life-saving clinic. Many women will be spared by early detection screening and follow-up for breast and ovarian cancer.

Coming up soon to support the BRCA Multidisciplinary Clinic is our fifth annual Cheryl Diamond NYC 5K Schlep Walk on Sunday, June 21st 2015 in Battery Park, New York City. Israel’s Rabin Medical Center blends state-of-the-art equipment with a regenerative environment to lift patients spirits and promote healing. Breast and ovarian cancers are the most common cancers afflicting women in the United States and Israel. Throughout their lifetimes, one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer annually.

To participate, donate and learn more about the Cheryl Diamond NYC 5k Schlep walk see the following link:

afrmc.kintera.org/Schlep15

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