January 25, 2018
Knowledge is Power: Understanding and Managing BRCA-Related Cancer Risk
The Basser Center for BRCA, UJA-Federation of New York, and 92nd Street Y are teaming up to present the latest life-saving information surrounding BRCA-related cancers and what can be done to mitigate risk. Basser Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD will join Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Mark Robson, MD, community educator Nicole Schreiber-Agus, PhD, and author Elizabeth Wurtzel in conversation, moderated by award-winning journalist Joan Lunden. Learn more and purchase tickets.
Basser Jean Bash
On Tuesday, November 14th, we celebrated five years of progress with our biennial fundraising event, the Basser Jean Bash. Held at Cipriani Wall Street, the event honored Raquel and Michael Haas and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee. Featured presenters and performers included the Today Show's Hoda Kotb and singer Rachel Platten. The event was generously underwritten so that every dollar raised supports the life-saving mission of the Basser Center for BRCA. Learn more at Basser.org/JeanBash.
Our first-ever Basser Jean Bash was held in November 2015 and honored Basser Center founders Mindy and Jon Gray. Over 1,100 people came out to Unzip their Genes and raise over $8 million to support the Basser Center. Guests heard stories of hope and inspiration and rocked out to Freestyle Love Supreme and American Authors. Thank you to our dedicated Gene Pool Committee, and all of the generous sponsors whose powerful support is bringing us closer to preventing BRCA-related cancers altogether. Check out the photos from the event on Facebook and local media coverage from Forbes, Bloomberg, ABC7NY, WWD, The Wall Street Journal, and AVENUE magazine. Watch the recap video here.
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Panel
The annual Breakthroughs & Discoveries panel is a moderated panel of world renowned experts in the field of BRCA gene mutations. From the translation of discoveries in the lab to patient care, to a deeper understanding of the role that having a BRCA1/2 mutation can mean to affected families, guests have the opportunity to learn about the latest in research breakthroughs and ask their most pressing questions about BRCA-related research and care. This program is held each year in May.
Elizabeth Prostic Memorial Outreach Program
Dr. Edward and Merry Prostic have generously established a webinar series as part of The Elizabeth Prostic Memorial Outreach Program at the Basser Center for BRCA in memory of their daughter, which will provide life-saving information and hope to individuals and families nationwide.