View interviews with Basser Center scientists and clinicians, as well as some of our collaborators, on research related to BRCA and hereditary cancer.

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Basser Young Leadership Council Interview with Ben Black, PhD

The Basser Young Leadership Council speaks to Ben Black, PhD, of Penn Medicine's Biochemistry and Biophysics department, about recent advancements in breast cancer research.

The Origins of Ovarian Cancer: From TP53 to STIC Lesions

Basser Director of Gynecologic Research, Ronny Drapkin, MD, PhD, discusses the cellular origins of ovarian cancer in the fallopian tubes.

The Importance of BRCA Research: Ovarian Cancer and the Fallopian Tubes

Basser Director of Gynecologic Cancer Research, Ronny Drapkin, MD, PhD, discusses the relationship between ovarian cancer and the fallopian tubes and highlights the importance of BRCA-related cancer research.

Dr. Maria Jasin, 2018 Basser Global Prize Winner

The Seventh Annual Basser Center Scientific Symposium held on Tuesday, May 7, and Wednesday, May 8, featured Keynote speaker and Basser Global Prize awardee Maria Jasin, PhD, from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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

The BFOR study provides genetic testing for common BRCA mutations for women and men of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish ancestry, age 25 or older, in four U.S. metropolitan areas.

BRCA and Breast Cancer

Basser oncologist Payal Shah, MD, discusses landmark approvals of targeted therapies for the treatment of BRCA-related breast cancer, as well as ongoing cancer research. 

BRCA and Ovarian Cancer

Ronny Drapkin, MD, PhD, Basser’s Director of Gynecologic Cancer Research, and Penn’s Ovarian Cancer Research Center shares the latest on early detection research for ovarian cancer.

Dr. Ashok Venkitaraman, 2017 Basser Global Prize Winner

The Sixth Annual Basser Center Scientific Symposium on Tuesday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 23, featured Keynote speaker and Basser Global Prize awardee Professor Ashok Venkitaraman, MBSS, PhD, from the University of Cambridge.

Steven Narod Interview May 2017

2016 Basser Global Prize winner, cancer geneticist Steven Narod, MD, FRCPC, PhD (hon), FRSC, director of the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit and a senior scientist at the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, discusses BRCA-related cancer research.

2016 Basser Center Symposium Interview with Kara Maxwell

Dr. Kara Maxwell, MD, PhD is on the Basser Center's clinical staff. She's a physician-scientist with an interest in breast cancer genetics. Her major area of research interest is in the mechanisms of cancer development in individuals at high risk of breast cancer.

2016 Basser Center Symposium Interview with Mark Robson

Memorial Sloan Kettering's Mark Robson, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in the identification and management of individuals who have inherited an increased risk for cancer. His research has focused on the best ways to use genetic information to improve the outcomes of those with or at risk for hereditary cancers of all types.

2016 Basser Center Symposium Interview with David Yu

David S. Yu, MD, PhD, is a board certified radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Yu practices general radiation oncology and specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer, breast cancer, and lung cancer.