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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Basser Center's BRCAbeat Reflects on Making a Difference

As the summer begins to quiet down, the Basser Research Center for BRCA's e-newsletter takes a look back at the progress made since its establishment in 2012. This edition highlights the 2012-2014 Honor Roll, the Basser Center Progress Report and installation of the Homologous Hope sculpture.



The Center was created through the visionary philanthropy of Mindy and Jon Gray and is leading the revolution in defeating BRCA-related cancers. The collective support of many generous individuals has ensured that the vital resources are in place to help our researchers accelerate bench-to-bedside implementation of critical discoveries, bringing hope to patients and their families.
  • 2012-2014 Honor Roll - Basser Research Center for BRCA: View the Basser Center Honor Roll to see the many individuals who are helping to lead the revolution in defeating BRCA-related cancers.
  • Basser Center Progress Report: View the Basser Center Progress Report to read about advances in research, education and outreach for the many individuals living with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations.
  • Homologous Hope Video: Watch a time-lapse video installation of the Homologous Hope sculpture, the large-scale piece designed especially for the Basser Center by internationally renowned artist Mara G. Haseltine.
Join our many generous donors by making a gift to the Basser Research Center for BRCA. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by BRCA-related cancers.


Subscribe to the BRCAbeat for quarterly e-newsletter updates covering BRCA news, research, philanthropy and scientific breakthroughs. 

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