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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Genetic Markers for Breast Cancer Can Be Passed Down On Father's Side


NBC News quotes the Basser Research Center for BRCA Director Dr. Susan Domchek in this piece on paternal transmission of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk. Breast Cancer Awareness month is an excellent time to gather your family history of cancer—on both mom and dad’s side-- and gain genetic counseling to determine if you may benefit from genetic testing and are at increased risk.

Read Sarah Lien’s story and watch the videos from NBC News here.

The Basser Research Center for BRCA at Penn Focuses on BRCA1 and BRCA2

The Basser Research Center for BRCA supports research on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, harmful forms of which are linked to greatly increased risks of developing breast and ovarian cancer. The Center is named in honor of Mindy Gray’s sister, Faith Basser, who died of ovarian cancer at age 44.

The Basser Research Center for BRCA was established with a $25 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania from alumni Mindy and Jon Gray.

Emphasizing outreach, prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship, the Basser Research Center for BRCA will contribute to all stages of research and clinical care relevant to BRCA-related cancers.

The breast cancer program at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center helps you understand your options. Learn the facts and request a consultation today.

1 comment:

  1. The Center is named in honor of Mindy Gray’s sister, Faith Basser, who died of ovarian cancer at age 44. cancer treatment

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