The goal of the Basser Center for BRCA is to learn from today's patients, better understand BRCA mutations, and create better choices for future generations. Our team science approach seeks a cure by advancing the care for BRCA-related cancers around the globe and this ongoing research will impact care for generations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers to come. Basser Center Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, explained, “The Basser Center for BRCA truly advances our work and is bringing us closer to the day when we can stop BRCA-related cancers before they ever appear.”

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$14.8 M GRANTS AWARDED

38 INVESTIGATORS &
RESEARCHERS FUNDED

139 PAPERS PUBLISHED

From July 1, 2012 - December 31, 2016

BRCA-Related Research

Researchers at the Basser Center for BRCA, Penn Medicine, and across the globe publish in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals focused on all aspects of cancer and genetics, such as New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Nature Genetics, and more. We provide summaries of this important work to help keep you up to date on the latest research.

Participate in Clinical Trials and Cutting Edge Therapies

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The Basser Center and Penn Medicine participate in a wide range of research studies from the laboratory to the patient's bedside. Some of our studies are clinical trials that test novel therapies or interventions. Other studies are observational and individuals can often participate from afar. Visit our listing of open studies to learn about getting involved.

Currently Funded Research

The Basser Center’s mission to use cutting edge research to advance the care of individuals living with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations is reflected in ongoing, innovative cancer research projects for scientists within the Basser Center and Penn Medicine, as well as external researchers.

Ways to Give

Philanthropy helps to provide essential resources supporting the Center’s mission to improve the lives of individuals with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.

Raise Awareness

Learn more about how you can help raise awareness about hereditary cancer and join us in the fight to defeat BRCA-related cancers.

Our Newsletter

The BRCAbeat, the Basser Center’s e-newsletter, highlights Basser and BRCA-related news. Read archived issues or sign up now!