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

Family Reunions: The Family Health History Conversation

In honor of Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, The Basser Center’s Black & BRCA initiative held a virtual panel discussion focused on the importance of having the family cancer history conversation. Hear from breast cancer previvor Erika Stallings, breast cancer survivors Lyndsay Levingston, and Mica Anders, and Penn Medicine clinical research nurse Jessica Savage-Jones. The discussion will be moderated by Basser Young Leadership Council member Ashley Dedmon. 

A BRCA Family Affair: The Emotional Realities of a Lifelong Journey

This Parents Leadership Community event focused on the emotional realities of being a BRCA mutation carrier and the parent of a child who has, or may have, a BRCA mutation. Hear from Basser Center Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, Basser Parents Leadership Community co-chair and Basser Center Advisory Board member Susan Getz, Basser Center Advisory Board member Heidi Rieger, Basser Young Leadership Council co-chair Jenny Sorin, and Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice, Allison Werner-Lin, PhD. The discussion was moderated by journalist Jill Harris.

2022 Breakthroughs & Discoveries Panel

The Basser Center for BRCA's event featured internationally renowned experts in the field of BRCA-related cancer research and care. The panel was moderated by Basser Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, and featured National Cancer Institute’s Andre Nussenzweig, PhD, Penn Medicine’s Kara N. Maxwell, MD, PhD, and the Institute of Cancer Research’s Andrew Tutt, MB, ChB, PhD, FMedSci.

Basser Center Annual Research Update Webinar 2022

In the Basser Center's Annual Research Webinar, Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, shares a look back at the advances made in BRCA-related cancer research over the past year, and highlights important work that will be ongoing in 2022.

"This Boy We Made": A Conversation with Author Taylor Harris

Basser Young Leadership Council co-chair Erika Stallings, Esq. in conversation with BRCA mutation carrier and advocate Taylor Harris, author of "This Boy We Made": A Memoir of Motherhood, Genetics, and Facing the Unknown. Taylor discusses navigating health and education systems as a Black mother, her young son’s medical challenges, and how all of those experiences have helped to shape her life.