New Gift to the Basser Center

Basser Center founders and Penn Alumni Mindy & Jon Gray have made a new $21 million gift to the Basser Center for BRCA. The Grays established the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center in 2012, the first comprehensive center solely devoted to funding research across the globe, educating providers and patients, and advancing care for individuals with a BRCA gene mutation.

What's in Your Genes?

Men and women with a gene mutation in either BRCA1 or BRCA2 are at heightened risk for developing certain cancers, including breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancer. There are options available to reduce and manage your risk.

What’s My Cancer Risk?

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Genetic counseling

Learn about cancer risk evaluation, hereditary links between cancers, BRCA-related cancer risks and inheritance, and the genetic counseling process.

Managing and reducing your cancer risk

Find information on BRCA risk management and screening. Learn about surgical and medical options for decreasing risk and the reproductive effects seen in BRCA mutation carriers.

Insurance

Find commonly asked questions about the cost and coverage of genetic testing and cancer screenings, as well as the impact of genetic test results on health and life insurance.

Support and resources

Get your questions answered and find resources to help cope with news of a BRCA mutation or cancer, as well as tips on communicating with family members about risks, care and support.

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CANCER RISK WITH

A BRCA MUTATION

Stories From the Heart explores the emotional aspects of living with and managing BRCA-related cancer risks.

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Jasmine, BRCA2 mutation carrier and previvor

"It's a bit difficult to have to worry about one more thing that controls my destiny. But I have no choice but to take care of it."

Creating Better Choices
for Future Generations

Our team science approach seeks a cure by advancing the care for BRCA-related cancers.

Learn more about the groundbreaking studies funded by the Basser Center.

The Basser Center for BRCA provides grant funding to investigators around the world working on innovative projects related to BRCA1 and BRCA2.

Basser Global Prize

The Basser Global Prize provides $100,000 in unrestricted support of the awardee's innovative BRCA1/2 related research efforts.

Managing your cancer risk
Find a genetic counselor
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!