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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.
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. While each situation is unique, we offer the following general advice.
Basser Center genetic counselor Jacquelyn Powers, MS, LCGC, discusses genetic counseling via telehealth and what patients can expect from a typical appointment.
Basser Center genetic counselor Jacquelyn Powers, MS, LCGC, writes about her experience seeing patients via telehealth and considerations for the future.
Basser Young Leadership Council member Callum Beale writes about his sister's ongoing battle with BRCA-related cancer and how he is inspired by her bravery.
Melanoma is a rare form of skin cancer that only makes up 1% of overall skin cancers. However, it is a particularly aggressive form, which it is why it’s important to recognize symptoms and know your personal risk for melanoma.
View Basser Center and Penn Medicine resources on the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly geared towards cancer patients and BRCA mutation carriers.
Improving early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer is an important area of focus for the Basser Center for BRCA. Read about the latest research and ongoing studies focusing on screening, preventative surgery, and treatment options for ovarian cancer.
For this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we've compiled some helpful hereditary cancer resources for healthcare providers serving Latino patients and families.
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.
Patient advocate Erika Stallings writes about her own experiences living with a BRCA mutation and why she has partnered with the Basser Center to begin Black & BRCA, an initiative to raise awareness of hereditary cancer and to bring resources and support to the Black community.
Patient advocate and BRCA1 mutation carrier Eli Lopez shares her story about her journey with hereditary cancer, including genetic testing, preventative surgery, and more.
Basser Center genetic counselor Danielle McKenna, MS, LCGC, discusses the importance of resuming your screening appointments and not postponing them because of the pandemic.
Basser Center genetic counselor Jessica Ebrahimzadeh, MS, LCGC, explains a recent update to the terminology around "genetic mutation."
For Black History Month, we've compiled some helpful hereditary cancer resources for providers and clinicians working with patients in the Black community.
Basser Center genetic counselor Derek Mann helps to explain the different types of negative genetic test results: uninformed negative and true negative.
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.