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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. While each situation is unique, we offer the following general advice.

Genetic Counseling via Telehealth

Basser Center genetic counselor Jacquelyn Powers, MS, LCGC, discusses genetic counseling via telehealth and what patients can expect from a typical appointment.

Telehealth Considerations

Basser Center genetic counselor Jacquelyn Powers, MS, LCGC, writes about her experience seeing patients via telehealth and considerations for the future.

B is for Bravery: A BRCA War Story 

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.

BRCA and Melanoma

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.

COVID-19 Resources

View Basser Center and Penn Medicine resources on the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly geared towards cancer patients and BRCA mutation carriers.

Clinician Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

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.

BRCA and COVID Vaccines

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.