The Basser Center for BRCA is the first comprehensive center for the research, treatment, and prevention of BRCA-related cancers. These hereditary mutations affect both men and women and can be passed down from either parent. BRCA mutations can increase lifetime risk for cancers including breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate and melanoma. The Basser Center can help you learn more about hereditary cancer risk. Make an appointment with us or locate a genetic counselor in your area.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

To learn more about pancreatic cancer risk, symptoms, and treatment options explore our resources on genetic counseling and testing, managing cancer risk, and treating BRCA-related cancers like pancreatic cancer. Watch this webinar with Basser oncologist Kim Reiss Binder, MD, on hereditary pancreatic cancer. For more resources, visit OncoLink, Let’s Win!, and our list of other pancreatic cancer resources.

November is also National Family Health History Month. Get some advice from Basser genetic counselor Jessica Ebrahimzadeh, MS, LCGC on how to collect your family health history from the Basser blog, which you can use with our Family Health History form

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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Attend an Event

The Basser Center for BRCA hosts numerous events throughout the year, including signature events and programs like our Breakthroughs and Discoveries panel in May, regular webinars led by researchers, and even fundraising events like the Basser Jean Bash.

ACLU, Myriad, and the Supreme Court - Join us on October 27 at 6:30 PM for a virtual discussion about genetics and the law with Basser Center Young Leadership Council Co-Chair Erika Stallings, Esquire, and Senior Staff Attorney at ACLU Women’s Rights Project, Sandra Park, Esquire.

Learn more about our upcoming events or explore our past events.

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
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Basser Videos

View our archived collection of event videos, webinars, interviews, frequently asked questions, and more.

Upcoming Events

Learn more about our latest events raising awareness of BRCA-related cancers and revisit some of our past programs.

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