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Friday, November 29, 2013

Friend of the Basser Research Center for BRCA Helps Raise Awareness

Emmy-award winning Emily Frances hosts “a premier online parenting community providing parenting tips, valuable information, advice for new mothers and more.”

Emily recently blogged about the important work of college friend, Mindy Basser Gray who founded the Basser Research Center for BRCA with her husband, Jon Gray in 2012.

Read the post on Raising Cancer Awareness: Mindy Gray & The Basser Research Center for BRCA from How to Mom TV.

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.

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