A local woman and her family discuss how they have been affected by cancers caused by a PALB2 gene mutation, a gene that works to repair broken strands of DNA. Like BRCA, it potentially increases an individual's risk of certain cancers.
CURE Magazine discusses the complicated issue of genetic testing, with input from the experts on the Basser Center's April 25th panel in Manhattan, which included Executive Director, Dr. Susan Domchek.
Immunotherapy treatments are on the rise. The Abramson Cancer Center's Dr. Robert Vonderheide, in collaboration with the Basser Center, is leading vaccine-based trials for the prevention of cancers associated with BRCA gene mutations.
Penn Medicine News
At the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, an international team of scientists presented the results of the phase III OlympiAD trial demonstrating for the first time that olaparib is superior to chemotherapy in patients with BRCA-related advanced breast cancer.
A new $21 million gift to the Basser Center from Penn alumni Mindy and Jon Gray will cement and propel Penn’s preeminence as a leader in research to improve treatment and prevention strategies for hereditary cancers.
Getting together with relatives can be the perfect opportunity to discuss your family medical history. Basser Center genetic counselors Danielle McKenna, Amanda Brandt, and Dana Clark discuss how best to approach the topic.
An article from the Toronto Star profiles Steven Narod, MD, FRCPC, FRSC, director of the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit and a senior scientist at the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, whose seminal work on BRAC earned him this year's Basser Global Prize.
The Basser Young Leadership Council held an event in New York City, “In Our Genes: An Evening of Storytelling,” where three speakers shared their stories about being affected by BRCA mutations.
The event "Unzip Your Genes" benefited the Basser Center founded by Mindy and Jon Gray and raised awareness for hereditary cancers. "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts welcomed the crowd and helped kick off the event.
Bloomberg discusses the Basser Jean Bash charity event on November 10th. The celebration helped raise over $8 million to support the Basser Center.
Forbes covers the first Basser Jean Bash fundraising gala held in support of BRCA-related cancer research.
Women's Wear Daily
The Basser Center for BRCA cancer research hosted their first 'Unzip Your Genes' benefit, in partnership with Rag & Bone.
Wall Street Journal
Over 1,000 people came together to Unzip Their Genes at the Basser Jean Bash. The celebration helped raise over $8 million to support the Basser Center - the first center in the world solely dedicated to defeating BRCA-related cancers.
A new study led by Basser's Angela Bradbury, MD, examined the psychosocial development of girls from families with a history of breast cancer, or a known genetic risk for it, compared to girls without a family history of the disease.
Penn Medicine News
The Basser Center for announced $375,000 in new grant funding to support BRCA-focused research projects across the nation. The grants are aimed at advancing the care of patients living with BRCA mutations.
Susan Domchek, Executive Director of the Basser Center, received the 2015 William Osler Patient Oriented Research Award, which is granted to a member of the faculty for a body of work, with an emphasis on clinical research, performed predominantly at Penn in the last five years.