The Young Leadership Council (YLC) of Penn Medicine’s Basser Center for BRCA was founded in 2016. The YLC is a forum for young adults who are BRCA-affected to engage with the mission of the Basser Center, stay informed about the latest advances in BRCA-related cancer research and care, and provide a community for support. The YLC is dedicated to advocating on behalf of the Center, raising awareness about BRCA-related cancer research and patient care, as well as the Center’s outreach and education initiatives, including Black & BRCA and Latinos & BRCA. In addition, the YLC gives out an annual Young Investigator Award, a grant which funds the work of an early career scientist at the Basser Center.

To learn about how to become involved in the Young Leadership Council of the Basser Center for BRCA contact Carolyn Brown or call 215.573.0550.


YLC Resources

Jenny Sorin's Basser Family Story

Hear from our Basser YLC Co-Chair as she shares why our endless work means so much to her and her family.

Navigating IVF & PGT: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Jaime Knopman and Jenny Sorin

YLC Co-Chair, Jenny Sorin, joins fertility expert, Dr. Jaime Knopman, to discuss the process of freezing eggs and embryos and undergoing pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT). 

BRCA, Your Adult Children & You

The Basser Center's Parents Leadership Community presents a panel discussion focused on supporting adult children while navigating the realities of a BRCA mutation in your family.

BRCA & Ovarian Cancer Risk Reduction Panel

The Basser Center Young Leadership Council presents a virtual discussion focused on ovarian cancer screenings, risk-reducing surgical options, hormone replacement therapy, and relevant topics.

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