AUGUST 2020

Promising MEDIOLA Trial for BRCA-Related Breast Cancer

The Lancet published an article on the MEDIOLA trial, a global study led by Basser Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, which explored the use of a PARP inhibitor and immunotherapy as treatment options for BRCA-related breast cancer. The combination of olaparib and durvalumab showed promising antitumor activity.
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National Cancer Institute Designates Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center as Exceptional

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently rated Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center as an "Exceptional" Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is the highest distinction awarded by the NCI. This reflects the work that goes into our science-driven, patient-focused philosophy of cancer treatment. The Basser Center is proud to be part of this honor.
Join us for our annual event on Wednesday, September 9, featuring internationally renowned experts in the field of BRCA-related cancer research and care. Learn about how discoveries in the lab translate to patient care. Register now at basser.org/discovery. 

BRCA and Melanoma

BRCA2 mutation carriers are at an increased risk for melanoma. It's important to educate yourself and your loved ones about risk factors and symptoms. Learn more in the latest Basser blog post on BRCA and melanoma.

Basser Young Leadership Council member Callum Beale shares his personal story about his sister's battle with melanoma and other BRCA-related cancers in this post for the Basser blog.

Join the Breakthrough Bike Challenge 


It’s not too late to join the Breakthrough Bike Challenge (BBC), and help support life-saving cancer research at the Abramson Cancer Center. 
This year, the BBC has gone virtual – which means you can bike, spin, run, or walk your pledged miles on your own between Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 13. 
One hundred percent of the proceeds, including your $25 registration donation, support breakthrough research here at Penn!

Join Basser Center physicians, scientists, and genetic counselors on the "Basser Bikers" team as we bike (and spin, run, and walk) towards a cure!
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