The Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center is the first comprehensive center for the research, treatment, and prevention of BRCA-related cancers. Devoted to advancing care for people affected by BRCA gene mutations, the Basser Center’s unique model provides funding for collaborative research, education, and outreach programs around the world.

BRCA Facts

  • Everyone has BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, and anyone can have a BRCA gene mutation, also known as a pathogenic variant.  
  • 1 in 300 people across all racial and ethnic groups carry a BRCA genetic mutation.
  • 1 in 40 people of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish ancestry carry a BRCA gene mutation.
  • BRCA gene mutations are associated with an increased risk for certain cancers such as breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic.
  • Both men and women can have a BRCA mutation and can pass it on to their children. 

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