Understanding her family’s cancer history lead Amy to genetic testing, counseling, and even a new life calling. Once she learned she carried a BRCA1 gene mutation diagnosis, Amy decided it was time to take action.
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.
The ABCs of Cancer Risk: Understanding What Risk Means for BRCA Mutation Carriers
Basser Center Executive Director, Susan Domchek, MD, discussed understanding hereditary cancer risk and BRCA mutations, providing a comprehensive introduction for mutation carriers and their families with an emphasis on risk terminology and basic genetic concepts.
BRCA Mutations in Men: What You Need to Know
Basser Center Executive Director, Susan Domchek, MD, and Justin Bekelman, MD, discussed how BRCA mutations affect men, including an increased risk of prostate cancer. Dr. Bekelman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.
The New Normal: Resources and Skills for Adjusting and Living Well with BRCA
Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, LCSW, EdM, discussed managing BRCA mutations. Dr. Werner-Lin is Assistant Professor at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania where she conducts research addressing psychosocial aspects of genomic testing.
2015 Basser Center Jean Bash Short Recap
View a recap of the Basser Center for BRCA's first-ever Basser Jean Bash in November 2015, which raised over $8 million to support the Basser Center.
2015 Jean Bash Recap
The Basser Center's first-ever Basser Jean Bash was held in November 2015 and honored Basser Center founders Mindy and Jon Gray. Over 1,100 people came out to Unzip their Genes and raise over $8 million to support the Basser Center.
BRCA and Young Women: What You Need to Know
Basser Center Executive Director, Susan Domchek, MD, discussed BRCA mutations and their potential impact on the lives of young women. Dr. Domchek covers what types of cancer may impact mutation carriers, as well as screening guidelines, preventative surgery, and topics like family planning.
2015 B'nai Jeshurun Panel on BRCA
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, invited members of the community to hear a panel of experts from the Basser Center for BRCA discuss BRCA mutations.
2013 Breast and Ovarian Cancer Symposium at the Central Synagogue in NYC
This 2013 symposium on the Ashkenazi Jewish population's increased chances of carrying a BRCA mutation was moderated by Barbara Walters and featured a panel of breast and ovarian cancer experts, including Basser's Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD.