JUNE 2020

Telemedicine in Genetic Counseling


Cancer Network
 interviewed Angela R. Bradbury, MD
, an associate professor of Hematology-Oncology at Penn Medicine and a Basser Center Core Investigator, about Penn’s efforts to continue genetic counseling during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Basser Center genetic counselor Jessica Long, MS, LCGCwrites for the Basser blog about the importance of genetic counseling and options for setting up an appointment, including via telehealth.

PennChart’s Genomics Project Earns Award for Excellence

Penn Medicine was recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges with this year’s Group on Information Resources Excellence Award. The PennChart Genomics Project was recognized for making genetic information pertinent to patient treatment easy to access.

“It’s important for clinicians to be able to easily access, share, and utilize patients’ genomic data to treat many different conditions,” said Katherine Nathanson, MD, Deputy Director of the Abramson Cancer Center and Director of Genetics for the Basser Center. “Prior to this project, the data was so cumbersome that it made it extremely difficult to take into account for patient treatment. Now, it’s as accessible and actionable as something so routine as a patient’s blood pressure readings or lab results.” 

Basser Center Awarded Penn Medicine CAREs Grant

We’re excited to announce that we've been awarded a Penn Medicine CAREs grant in support of our work with Philadelphia healthcare non-profit Bebashi: Transition To Hope, the first black led organization in the nation to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic among people of color. Bebashi also provides services for sexual health, breast health, including access to cancer treatment, and more.
The Basser Center is proud to participate in their inspiring work. Our grant will go towards assembling personal hygiene kits for community members in need. 

Breakthroughs and Discoveries Panel

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

12:30 to 1:30 PM EDT

Join us for this panel discussion and hear from internationally renowned experts in the field of BRCA-related research and care to learn about how discoveries in the lab translate to patient care. 
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