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.

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INCREASED LIFETIME CANCER RISK

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Make an Appointment

Schedule an appointment at the Basser Center for genetic counseling or testing, management of hereditary cancer risk, and cancer treatment.

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Learn about BRCA

Find information on BRCA mutations and hereditary cancer risk management.

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Find a Genetic Counselor

A genetic counselor can help guide you through the process of genetic testing, determine your personal hereditary cancer risk, and more.

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What's My Cancer Risk?

Genetic counseling

Learn about the genetic testing, the importance of knowing your family health history, BRCA-related cancer risks, 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 hereditary cancer risk.

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 support for BRCA mutation carriers, individuals with hereditary cancer and their loved ones, as well as tips on communicating with family members about risks, care, and support.

Attend an Event

Basser Storytelling Event

The Basser Center for BRCA hosts events throughout the year, including signature panels and programs, webinars led by leading researchers, and fundraising events.

Save the date for our upcoming educational panel Empowering GENErations: Have You Had the Family Cancer History Talk? This virtual event will be held on June 17 from 6:30-7:30 pm EST to kick off National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week.

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Creating Better Choices for Future Generations

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

The Basser Center for BRCA provides grant funding to investigators around the world working on innovative projects related to BRCA1 and BRCA2. The annual Basser Global Prize provides $100,000 in unrestricted support of the awardee's innovative BRCA1/2 related research efforts.

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

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BRCA Resources

Resources

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Basser News

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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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