The Basser Center has an extensive library of video resources on everything from scientist Q&As to event videos, educational panels, introductory information about BRCA, and much more.

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About BRCA & the Basser Center

Raising Awareness of BRCA and Hereditary Cancer in Latino Communities

Alejandra Campoverdi, patient advocate and co-founder of the Basser Center's LATINX & BRCA initiative, discusses the importance of raising awareness of hereditary cancer in the Latinx community.

BRCA Basics & Path to Progress

The traits we inherit from our family define us in countless ways. Sometimes what we inherit remains hidden, like BRCA gene mutations, which can increase your risk for developing certain type of cancers.

Replacing Fear with Hope

Narrated by Cobie Smulders, this video shares how the Basser Center is replacing fear with hope for families impacted by BRCA gene mutations. 

Events & Programs

Racial Health Disparities in the United States

The Basser Center's Young Leadership Council presents a panel on racial health disparities, moderated by women's health advocate Alejandra Campoverdi, with the participation of Basser oncologist Payal Shah, MD, and Basser Young Leadership Council members Ashley Dedmon and Nicole Garcia.

ACLU, Myriad, and the Supreme Court with Erika Stallings, Esquire, and Sandra Park, Esquire

The Basser Center Young Leadership Council presented a discussion on genetics and the law with Erika Stallings, Esquire, and Sandra Park, Esquire.

Talking With Your Family About BRCA Mutations

Basser Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, and Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, Associate Professor at Penn Medicine’s School of Social Policy and Practice discuss how to talk to your family about BRCA mutations and hereditary cancer.

Ask a Clinician

Research Innovations in BRCA-Related Prostate Cancer

Penn Medicine oncologist and Basser Center researcher Vivek Narayan, MD, MS, discusses BRCA-related prostate cancer treatment, recent scientific innovations, and the importance of philanthropy.

Ask a Genetic Counselor: BRCA & Men

Basser Center Genetic Counselor Jacquelyn Powers, MS, LCGC, discusses the basic of BRCA mutations in men and shares helpful information like associated cancer risk and typical screening recommendations.

Ask Dr. Domchek: Upcoming Advances in Genetics

Basser Center Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, discusses what she hopes will be the next advances in BRCA-related research and hereditary cancer care, including liquid biopsies and determining individualized risk.

Scientist Interviews

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.

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 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.

Jean Bash

2019 Basser Jean Bash Recap

The Basser Jean Bash fundraiser on November 18, 2019, raised $9 million to support BRCA-related cancer research and featured Nina Garcia, editor-in-chief of Elle Magazine and judge on Project Runway.

Basser Jean Bash 2019: Mindy and Jon Gray

Basser Center founders Mindy and Jon Gray spoke at the biennial Basser Jean Bash fundraiser in Manhattan on November 18, 2019, which raised $9 million to support BRCA-related cancer research.

Basser Jean Bash 2019: Nina Garcia

Nina Garcia, editor-in-chief of Elle Magazine and judge on Project Runway, spoke at the 2019 Basser Jean Bash fundraiser and helped launch the LATINX & BRCA initiative to raise awareness of hereditary cancer in Latino communities.