When the Basser Research Center for BRCA was established in 2012, in honor of [her sister] Faith, Penn alumna Shari, and her husband Len made an extraordinary gift to launch a global effort. The Potters' gift funds an international scientist through the Basser Global Prize, which honors a visionary researcher who has made a significant impact on advancing BRCA1/2-related research.
The inaugural Basser Global Prize was awarded to Professor Alan Ashworth, FRS from the Institute for Cancer Research in the United Kingdom, at this year’s Basser Center Scientific Symposium. The second annual symposium was held at Penn on May 6 & 7 and educated over 250 scientists, physicians, genetic counselors, nurses and health care providers on the latest advances in BRCA1 and BRCA2 research and patient care.
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