Men and women with inherited gene mutations in either BRCA1 or BRCA2
are at a heightened risk for developing certain cancers, including breast, ovarian,
prostate and pancreatic cancer. These gene mutations can be passed on to children.
But, there are options available to reduce and manage your risk.
In 2012, the Basser Center for BRCA was established with a $30 million gift
to the University of Pennsylvania from alumni Mindy and Jon Gray. To promote
and further research relevant to BRCA1 and BRCA2, the Center awards grants to
University of Pennsylvania faculty members and external investigators through
the Basser Center Grants program.
Additionally, the Center awards the annual Basser Global Prize to an international
expert and hosts educational seminars and conferences.
Learn more about the Basser Center for BRCA.