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.

Katherine L. Nathanson, MD, Named Inaugural Pearl Basser Professor for BRCA-Related Research

A new gift to support the Basser Center has established and endowed the Pearl Basser Professorship for BRCA-Related Research. Katherine L. Nathanson, MD, deputy director of the Abramson Cancer Center and director of genetics at the Basser Center, has been appointed the inaugural chair holder. The gift comes from Shari Basser Potter and Len Potter. The new chair will further strengthen the research efforts of the Center, helping to quicken the pace of new discoveries for individuals and families with a BRCA mutation. Read the press release.

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

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 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.

Join us and internationally renowned BRCA experts on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm in Philadelphia for a discussion on the latest in BRCA-related clinical research and patient care. This event takes place during the Basser Scientific Symposium and is geared toward the general public. 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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