Ep #043
Jay’s 4 Questions
A Conversation with
Dr. Beth Karlan


Dr. Beth Karlan, one of the leading gynecologic oncologists in America at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, joins us on Jay’s 4 Questions. She is the Board of Governors Endowed Chair in Gynecologic Oncology, the Director of the Women’s Cancer Program and Division of Gynecologic Oncology, the Director of the Gilda Radner Hereditary Cancer Program, and the Principal Investigator of the BRCA Founder Outreach Study (BFOR). She speaks with Jay about what inspired her to go into the medical field, her work today, and the powers of healing.

Dr. Karlan shares how recognizing our mortality allows one to reflect and appreciate every day. She discusses the future of cancer treatment, the BFOR study, genetic testing, and personalized medicine and care. Her life-saving work and commitment to our community is inspiring. Tune in to learn from Dr. Karlan about cancer research, the importance of prevention, and the future of treatment.

The BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) Study is an innovative research initiative that uses an online platform and other novel approaches to health care delivery to address a longstanding, unmet need: access to screening for BRCA mutations. It has a significant potential to save lives and advance progress in the emerging field of precision medicine. The BFOR Study provides genetic testing for common BRCA mutations for women and men of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish ancestry, age 25 or older, in four metropolitan areas. To learn more about the study and eligibility, visit www.bforstudy.com.

Jay’s 4 Questions is the place where Jewish thought leaders from the worlds of entertainment, politics, food, tech, and more come to discuss and celebrate the Jewish experience.

This episode is brought to you by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Jay’s 4 Questions is hosted by Jay Sanderson and edited by Ariel Aboody. Episodes 1-82 were produced by Alana Weiner. You can listen to individual episodes or subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.