BRCA1 and BRCA2 in the Ashkenazi Jewish Community
Women and men of Ashkenazi Jewish (Central or Eastern European) ancestry have a 1 in 40 chance of carrying a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation.
Updates in Genetic Terminology: From "Mutation" to "Variant"
Basser Center genetic counselor Jessica Ebrahimzadeh, MS, LCGC, explains a recent update to the terminology around "genetic mutation."
Breast Cancer Doesn't Stop for COVID
Basser Center genetic counselor Danielle McKenna, MS, LCGC, discusses the importance of resuming your screening appointments and not postponing them because of the pandemic.
A BRCA Journey: Eli Lopez Shares Her Story for Hispanic Heritage Month
Patient advocate and BRCA1 mutation carrier Eli Lopez shares her story about her journey with hereditary cancer, including genetic testing, preventative surgery, and more.
Black & BRCA Campaign Poster
Learn more about the Basser Center's Black & BRCA initiative to raise awareness of hereditary cancer in the Black community.
Mastectomy Advice Sheet
In preparation for your mastectomy, outlined below is a list of advice and suggestions compiled from members of the Basser Center Leadership Council and Young Leadership Council to help you prepare for your surgery.
Black Genes Matter: Why I’m Partnering with the Basser Center to Launch Black & BRCA
Patient advocate Erika Stallings writes about her own experiences living with a BRCA mutation and why she has partnered with the Basser Center.
What’s in a Name: Previvorship & Patient Advocacy
For National Previvor Day, Basser Center genetic counselor Becca Mueller, MS, LCGC, writes about the origins of the term and what it means to BRCA mutation carriers.