About BRCA1 and BRCA2
Both men and women who have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation have an increased risk for developing certain cancers, including breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate cancers.
For more information on BRCA and genetic counseling, visit the Basser Center for BRCA at basser.org
About the Basser Center for BRCA
The Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, founded by Mindy and Jon Gray, is the first comprehensive center for the research, treatment, and prevention of BRCA-related cancers. The Center’s unique model provides funding for collaborative research, education, and outreach programs around the world.
The Basser Center has helped to accelerate progress for BRCA-related cancer research; including contributing to the development of FDA-approved targeted therapies for BRCA-related cancers. Our newest initiative, LATINX & BRCA, aims to improve awareness and education about BRCA-related cancers in the Latinx community.