The Basser Research Center
Helping People with BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations
A $25 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania from alumni Mindy and Jon Gray has established The Basser Research Center for BRCA, a center focused solely on the prevention and treatment of cancers that are associated with heritable BRCA mutations.
The Basser Research Center for BRCA is located within Penn's Abramson Cancer Center at the Perelman School of Medicine. The new center supports research on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, harmful forms of which are associated with greatly increased risks of breast and ovarian cancer development. The center is being named in honor of Mindy Gray's family, the Bassers.
The goal is to learn from today's patients to impact care for generations of cancer patients to come. The Basser Research Center infuses powerful resources to support cancer care and research at every stage of the cancer diagnosis:
- Outreach & Risk Assessment
- Early Detection
Did you know the BRCA gene mutation is hereditary?
A cancer genetics evaluation or
research participation may be right for you.
Are you a researcher interested in BRCA1/2?
How You Can Help
To support BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 Research: