The Basser Center for BRCA hosts events throughout the year, including signature panels and programs, webinars led by leading researchers, and fundraising events.

Past Events

Breakthroughs & Discoveries Panel 2024

The Basser Center's 2024 Breakthroughs and Discoveries Panel brought together internationally renowned experts in the field of BRCA-related cancer research and care. A special thank you to our moderator, Jill Werman Harris for leading such a lively discussion, to Dr. Susan Domchek, MD for putting this panel together and to our panelist, Kenneth Offit, MD, MPH of Memorial Sloan Kettering, Clare Turnbull, MD, PhD of the Institute of Cancer Research in London, and H. Gilbert Welch, MD of Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Surgery and Public Health for their thoughtful insights. 

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

Basser Young Leadership Council 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 BRCA, Your Adult Children & You, a panel discussion focused on supporting adult children while navigating the realities of a BRCA mutation in your family. Moderated by journalist Jill Werman Harris, hear from Isabel Blumberg, MD, New York-based ObGyn, Dana Farengo-Clark, MS, LCGC, Basser Center Senior Genetic Counselor, Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice, and Samantha Zuckerman, MD, MBE, Penn Medicine Breast Radiologist.

2023 Breakthroughs & Discoveries Panel

Experts in BRCA-related research and care for a panel discussion focused on advances in screening and treatment for pancreatic cancer, as well as cancer interception and prevention. Panelists for this event included Susan M. Domchek, MD, Executive Director of the Basser Center for BRCA, Fergus J. Couch, PhD, 2023 Basser Global Prize Recipient and chair of the division of Experimental Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Kim A. Reiss, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn Medicine and Bryson Katona, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn Medicine and member of the leadership team for the Men & BRCA program. This event was moderated by Dave Price, Weather Anchor WNBC-TV.

Basser YLC's Ride for Research

The YLC hosted our second Ride for Research spin event this year in NYC and Millburn, NJ. 100% of all tickets that were purchased, as well as 100% of all donations to the event, went to support the Basser Center’s YLC Fund!