Ask Dr. Domchek: Different Types of Breast Cancers

As part of an ongoing series of answers to common questions received by the Basser Center, Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, discusses different types of hereditary breast cancer.
 

Ask Dr. Domchek: Alcohol and Cancer Risk

As part of an ongoing series of answers to common questions received by the Basser Center, Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, discusses alcohol and how it relates to cancer risk.

Ask Dr. Domchek: Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce Cancer Risk

As part of an ongoing series of answers to common questions received by the Basser Center, Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, discusses lifestyle interventions, such as diet and exercise, to reduce hereditary cancer risk.

Dr. Maria Jasin, 2018 Basser Global Prize Winner

The Seventh Annual Basser Center Scientific Symposium featured Keynote speaker and Basser Global Prize awardee Maria Jasin, PhD, from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Jasin spoke with us about recent BRCA-related research.

Carlette

Carlette's Story

We share the story of Penn Medicine and Basser Center patient Carlette, a BRCA mutation carrier facing a battle with hereditary breast cancer.

Ask Dr. Domchek: BRCA and Individualized Risk

As part of an ongoing series of answers to common questions received by the Basser Center, Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, discusses hereditary cancer risk for BRCA mutation carriers and ways in which that might impact individuals differently.
 

Jourdan at the hospital

The Things You Should Bring to the Hospital (That Seem Obvious in Hindsight, But Not in the Moment)

Basser Young Leadership Council member Jourdan Cohen, a digital marketer and BRCA mutation carrier, shares some advice about things you should bring to the hospital to prepare for preventative surgery.

Ask Dr. Domchek: The Differences Between BRCA1 and BRCA2

As part of an ongoing series of answers to common questions received by the Basser Center, Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, discusses the differences between BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and explains how the varying risk factors could impact individuals and their families.

Genetic Testing Can Save Lives: Dr. Susan Domchek Discusses the BFOR Study

Basser Center Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, discusses the BFOR Study and the importance of genetic testing for hereditary cancer in the Ashkenazi Jewish community.

Ask Dr. Domchek: Men and BRCA Mutations

As part of an ongoing series of answers to common questions received by the Basser Center, Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, discusses how BRCA mutations impact men, including which cancers they are at hereditary risk for and recommendations for screening.
 

Ask Dr. Domchek: Management of BRCA-Related Ovarian Cancer Risk

As part of an ongoing series of answers to common questions received by the Basser Center, Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, discusses BRCA-related ovarian cancer risk and management options, such as recent research into fallopian tube removal.

Ask Dr. Domchek: Follow Up Guidelines for BRCA-Related Breast Cancer Recurrence

As part of an ongoing series of answers to common questions received by the Basser Center, Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, discusses typical guidelines for follow up to a potential recurrence of BRCA-related breast cancer.

Ask Dr. Domchek: Breast Cancer Prevention in Young Women with BRCA Mutations

As part of an ongoing series of answers to common questions received by the Basser Center, Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, discusses early screening recommendations for young women with BRCA mutations, particularly in terms of breast cancer.

Ask Dr. Domchek: Recent Treatment Options for BRCA-Related Cancers

In the first in an ongoing series of answers to common questions received by the Basser Center, Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, discusses recent advancements in treatment options for BRCA-related cancers, such as drugs like PARP inhibitors.
 

It’s Complicated: Dating While Navigating a BRCA Mutation, Part 3

This is part three of a summary of a Basser Center panel on the ins and outs of dating with a BRCA mutation.

Young leadership council panel

It’s Complicated: Dating While Navigating a BRCA Mutation, Part 2

This is part two of a summary of a Basser Center panel on the ins and outs of dating with a BRCA mutation.

Discussion panel

It’s Complicated: Dating While Navigating a BRCA Mutation, Part 1

This is part one of a summary of a Basser Center panel on the ins and outs of dating with a BRCA mutation.

Panel discussion

2018 Breakthroughs and Discoveries Panel

The Basser Center's 2018 Breakthroughs and Discoveries Panel brought together some of the world's leading experts in genetic research and hereditary cancer.