November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

To learn more about hereditary pancreatic cancer risk, view BRCA Mutations and Pancreatic Cancer: What You Need to Know, a webinar presented by Basser-funded  oncologist and researcher Kim Reiss Binder, MD. You can also view our website to learn more about genetic counseling and testingmanaging cancer risk, and treating BRCA-related cancers like pancreatic cancer.
Our partners at OncoLink and Let’s Win! also provide helpful resources. View a full list of pancreatic cancer resources on

Common Myths About Cancer and Genetics

Black & BRCA is a collaboration between the Basser Center and its team of patient advocates, researchers, and healthcare professionals to bring tailored resources and support to the Black community. Our mission is to empower individuals to understand their family health history and take action to prevent cancer from one generation to the next.

View our latest educational resource, Common Myths About Cancer and Genetics, with helpful facts about hereditary cancer in the Black community.

Family History Month

November is Family History Month. It's important to have conversations with your family about health history and cancer risk. Our form on how to Collect Your Family Cancer History can be a helpful place to start.
Basser Genetic Counselor Dana Farengo Clark, MS, LCGC, addresses a related topic in our latest "Ask a Genetic Counselor" video series: when to consider getting re-tested and when and why to go back to a genetic counselor if you've met with one in the past.

Penn Medicine Gets $5.4 Million Grant to Study Genetic Causes of Testicular Cancer

A team of researchers led by Katherine L. Nathanson, MD, Deputy Director of Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, Director of Genetics for the Basser Center, and the Pearl Basser Professor for BRCA-Related Research, was recently awarded $5.4 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to continue the long-standing genomics work of the TEsticular CAncer Consortium (TECAC).

Basser Young Leadership Council Panel on Racial Health Disparities

Join us on Wednesday December 9th at 6:30 pm EST for a virtual panel presented by the Basser Center's Young Leadership Council focusing on racial health disparities in the US. The panel features Basser oncologist Payal Shah, MD, and Basser YLC members Erika Stallings, Ashley Dedmon, and Nicole Garcia

Catch Up With Our Recent Virtual Events:

Global Connections: COVID & CANCER
Robert Siegel interviewed leading cancer experts including Basser Executive Director Susan Domchek, MD, on cancer care during the pandemic. 

ACLU, Myriad, and the Supreme Court with Erika Stallings, Esquire, and Sandra Park, Esquire
The Basser Center Young Leadership Council hosted a discussion on genetics and the law.

2020 Global Prize and Keynote Presentations
At the 2020 Basser Scientific Symposium, Global Prize winners Douglas Easton, PhD, and Antonis Antoniou, PhD, from University of Cambridge, delivered their keynote addresses.
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