LATINOS & BRCA Outreach Poster Campaign
As part of the Basser Center’s LATINOS & BRCA initiative, we’ve launched an outreach poster campaign to raise awareness, provide resources and offer support to Latino communities about BRCA genetic mutations in men and women.
Spanish-Speaking Genetics Providers Directory
View our directory of Spanish-speaking genetic counselors and other providers in the United States.
Considerations for “Previvors” During COVID-19
The Basser Center understands that for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers and others at high risk of cancer, COVID-19 may have disrupted screening schedules and surgical plans.
Advice from a Nurse Navigator: What to Expect from a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Maria Malloy, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN, a nurse navigator in Penn Medicine’s Breast Cancer program, discusses what to expect from a breast cancer diagnosis.
Finding Support and Community Through Instagram: A Conversation with Mackenzie Alleman
Mackenzie Alleman, a BRCA mutation carrier and patient advocates, shares how she found support and community online and offers suggestions to those looking for help.
Raising Awareness of Breast Cancer in the Black Community: A Discussion with Jamila Kinsey
Jamila Kinsey, a BRCA mutation carrier and patient advocate talks about the importance of raising awareness of breast cancer in the Black community and why this is so vital.
Genetic Counselor Takeover: Genetic Counseling as a Route to Genetic Evaluation (and Beyond)
Jessica M. Long, MS, LCGC, a genetic counselor at the Basser Center, writes about the importance of genetic counseling, potential obstacles to meeting a counselor in person, and remote options.
Navigating Sexual Health and Intimacy After Surgery: A Discussion with Dana Donofree
Dana Donofree, designer and founder of AnaOno Intimages, shares her own experience with cancer and discusses how to navigate sexual health and intimacy after surgery.
BRCA1 and BRCA2 in Men
Man can carry BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations and can be at increased risk for certain cancers.
Penn Center for Genome Integrity: Hereditary Cancer and Beyond
Roger Greenberg, MD, PhD, the Basser Center’s Director of Basic Science and the Director of the new Penn Center for Genome Integrity, discusses the new Center.
Genetic Counselor Takeover: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Risk
Basser Center genetic counselor Jessica M. Long, MS, LCGC, explains the ins and outs of direct-to-consumer genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk.