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.

Annual BRCA Research Update Webinar: Looking Back At 2018 And Plans For The Future

Dr. Edward and Merry Prostic have generously established a webinar series, the Elizabeth Prostic Memorial Outreach Program, in memory of their daughter. This series of educational webinars covers a wide range of topics related to hereditary cancer and BRCA mutations providing life-saving information and hope to individuals and families worldwide.

If you missed the live presentation, listen now to the Basser Center's annual research webinar. Basser Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, discussed recent advancements in BRCA-related research, such as immunotherapy, PARP inhibitors, and more, and shared plans for the future.

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.


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.












Attend an Event

Basser Center founders and donors at the inaugural Jean Bash charity 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.

Upcoming Events

Join the Basser Center and Congregation Beth El on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Berkeley, CA, for a panel discussion about the experience of living with BRCA mutations and hereditary cancers. Experts in the field will discuss genetic counseling and testing, preventive care, and much more. Register now.

Join the Basser Center and Central Synagogue on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm in New York City for a panel discussion about BRCA mutations and hereditary cancers. Topics will include recent research updates, insurance and discrimination issues, genetic testing, fertility, and more. Register now.

Learn more about our 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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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.

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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Basser Gear

Help us fuel research through fashion by shopping for Basser branded T-shirts, jean jackets, and hats.