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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.
Monthly Seminar Series
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.
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.
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 Options for Ovarian Cancer
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.
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.
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.
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 to begin Black & BRCA, an initiative to raise awareness of hereditary cancer and to bring resources and support to the Black community.
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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.
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.
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."
Clinician Resources for Hereditary Cancer in the Black Community
For Black History Month, we've compiled some helpful hereditary cancer resources for providers and clinicians working with patients in the Black community.
Genetic Testing: Understanding True Negative Vs Uninformative Negative
Basser Center genetic counselor Derek Mann helps to explain the different types of negative genetic test results: uninformed negative and true negative.
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.