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.
Ask Dr. Domchek: Enhancing PARP Inhibitors
Susan Domchek, MD, discusses PARP inhibitors and ways in which they might be combined with other cancer treatments.
Changes in Classification of BRCA1/2 Mutations are Extremely Rare
In light of a recent news article, the Basser Center stresses that it is extremely rare that genetic testing reports change an interpretation from harmful to anything less than that.
Genetic Counselor Takeover: What Age Should You be Tested for a BRCA Mutation?
Basser Center genetic counselor Danielle McKenna, MS, LCGC, explains what age at which at-risk individuals should consider testing for a BRCA mutation.
Prostate Cancer Screening with a BRCA Mutation
Kara Maxwell, MD, PhD, discusses hereditary prostate cancer and recent scientific advancements.
Genetic Counselor Takeover: National Family Health History Day
Basser Center genetic counselor Jessica Ebrahimzadeh, MS, LCGC, gives advice about how to discuss health history and cancer risk with your family.