Studies show that all Ashkenazi Jews have an elevated chance (1 in 40) to carry a BRCA mutation, even if they have no cancer in their families. Unfortunately, most health insurances will not cover BRCA testing if you do not have a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer. 

We are currently in the process of developing the next phase of the BRCAcommunity Study. For more information about the study or to express interest in participating, email us at 

Stay tuned for a new Program for Jewish Genetic Health initiative for accessible and affordable BRCA mutation testing for interested individuals with no family/personal history of breast, ovarian, or pancreatic cancer.


Please email us below or at to be contacted once this initiative has launched.


The information on this website was provided by professionals from the Program for Jewish Genetic Health. It is meant to educate the general public about certain genetic diseases and to help facilitate meeting with a trained medical provider if appropriate. This website is not meant to be a replacement for professional medical care, nor should the information be used to diagnose or treat medical conditions. 

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