Basser Center Launches Summer Internship Program to Increase Diversity in Medicine
This summer, we’ve launched a new internship program for undergraduate students from underrepresented communities in medicine who are interested in pursuing a career in genetic counseling, clinical genetics, and basic science.
Theresa and Patti’s Story
When Penn Medicine researcher Theresa Colligon accidentally discovered her own BRCA mutation after enrolling her family in a study, it helped provide lifesaving information for her family.
BRCA and COVID Vaccines
Recently, we have received a lot of questions about COVID vaccines and whether or not they are safe for BRCA mutation carriers. This blog post addresses some of those concerns.
Common Myths About Cancer & Genetics
Learn more about hereditary cancer and genetic testing in the Black community.
Genetic Testing: Understanding True Negative Vs Uninformative Negative
Basser Center genetic counselor Derek Mann helps to explain the different types of negative genetic test results: uninformed negative and true negative.
Clinician Resources for Hereditary Cancer in the Black Community
For Black History Month, we've compiled some helpful hereditary cancer resources for providers and clinicians working with patients in the Black community.
Preparándose Para Su Cirugía Mamaria
En preparación para su mastectomía, delineada abajo está una lista de consejos y sugerencias para ayudarle a preparar para su cirugía.