Information for Carriers of BRCA Gene Mutations
This booklet includes information for BRCA mutation carriers on genetics, cancer risk management, screening guidelines, surgical prevention, and more.
Basser Center Launches New BRCA Awareness Campaign
This spring, we launched a first-of-its kind campaign aimed at bringing information about BRCA gene mutations to the forefront.
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.