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The BRCA Founder Outreach Study (BFOR) Launches in Four Cities

The Basser Center's internationally recognized experts in cancer genetics, Susan Domchek, MD, and Katherine Nathanson, MD, are working in collaboration with leading experts in the fields of cancer research and genetics in New York, Los Angeles, and Boston to launch the pilot phase of a new, independent research initiative: the BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) Study.

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Young Leadership Council Profile: Shannon Hennessy Pulaski

Learn more about Basser Young Leadership Council member Shannon Hennessy Pulaski, a wife, mother, writer, and BRCA carrier, in this profile.

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Knowledge is Power: Understanding and Managing BRCA-Related Cancer

On January 25, the Basser Center for BRCA, UJA-Federation of New York, and the 92nd Street Y teamed up in New York City to present a panel on BRCA mutations and the latest lifesaving information surrounding hereditary cancers.

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New PARP Inhibitor Trial for BRCA1/2 and PALB2-Related Pancreatic Cancer

A phase II clinical trial that began in August of 2017, “A Phase 2, Open Label Study of Rucaparib in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer and a Known Deleterious Germline or Somatic BRCA or PALB2 Mutation,” is enrolling patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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#PhiladelphiaPhil Celebrates 100 Years with the Eagles & Other Exciting News

Phil Basser, patriarch of the Basser family, has recently made it into the news for his legendary love of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Young Leadership Council Profile: Kevin Kucharski

In this month’s profile, get to know Basser Young Leadership Council member Kevin Kucharski, a BRCA2 mutation carrier and medical student.

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Reveal Your #InvisibleGenes

The Basser Center is raising awareness about hereditary cancer through our #INVISIBLEGENES social media campaign and we need your help! The traits we inherit from our family define and connect us in countless ways. Sometimes these traits are obvious, like curly hair or dimples. But sometimes what we inherit remains hidden, like BRCA gene mutations which can increase your risk for developing certain type of cancers.

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Celebrating Five Years of Progress

2017 marks an important milestone for the Basser Center for BRCA: it’s our five year anniversary as the first comprehensive center and global hub for the research, treatment, and prevention of BRCA-related cancers.