Breast cancer specialist to speak

It has since been determined through a study King was involved in that American Jewish women of Ashkenazi origin may have a 1-in-40 chance of carrying either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation.

King has served on the President's Cancer Panel-National Commission on Breast Cancer. She received a doctorate in genetics from U.C. Berkeley and post-doctoral training at UCSF Medical Center. She served on the U.C. Berkeley faculty from 1976 to 1995.

Now in its 19th year, Health Day highlights topics unique to women's health and raises money for the American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Proceeds will benefit the hospital's Medical Genetic Laboratory for the study of breast and ovarian cancer.

Admission is $54. For reservations, call (415) 957-1288.