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.
INCREASED LIFETIME CANCER RISK
WITH A BRCA MUTATION
2020 Progress Report
We’re proud to share Our Unwavering Mission, the 2020 Basser Progress Report. Even with the considerable and heartbreaking hurdles of the global pandemic, Basser persisted and propelled scientific discovery, BRCA awareness, and access to genetic counseling and testing. This report highlights the research, statistics, and stories that guide us in our mission. We hope you find them as compelling as we do.
What's My Cancer Risk?
Learn about the genetic testing, the importance of knowing your family health history, BRCA-related cancer risks, and the genetic counseling process.
Find information on BRCA risk management and screening. Learn about surgical and medical options for decreasing hereditary cancer risk.
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.
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.
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Basser Summer Scholars Program
The Basser Summer Scholars program in genetics was created to expand the pipeline of underrepresented candidates pursuing a career in genetic counseling, clinical genetics, and basic science. Applicants must be from a racial/ethnic group that is underrepresented in medicine, from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and/or first-generation in their family to attend college.
Read more about our 2022 cohort and the program.
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.
View our videos, blog posts, and webinars covering a wide range of topics related to BRCA and hereditary cancer.