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FORCE - Basser Research Center Collaboration

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Basser LogoFORCE is partnering with the Basser Research Center for BRCA, the first-of-its-kind center within Penn's Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Basser focuses on BRCA1 and BRCA2 outreach, prevention, early detection,treatment and survivorship. The Basser Center was established by Penn alum's Mindy and Jon Gray in honor of Ms. Gray's sister, Faith Basser, who passed away from ovarian cancer at 44.

Our collaboration with Basser will strengthen ties between people coping with BRCA-related issues and the Penn researchers and physicians devoted to finding new ways to prevent and treat BRCA-related cancers. 'Individuals involved with FORCE can play a key role in helping us shape our research agenda by telling us about their experiences and helping us understand what information and resources are important to them as they navigate the process of receiving genetic testing results, planning strategies to reduce their risk of developing cancer, or receiving treatment for the diseases linked to these genes,' says Susan Domchek, MD. 'Working with FORCE provides us with a terrific opportunity to connect with a motivated group of people across the nation who want to be our partners as we work toward improving the care we can offer them.'

FORCE and Basser will work together to develop educational resources, drive research forward, and hold quarterly support groups for people in the Philadelphia area.

Visit our update page for the latest Basser Research, including studies that are recruiting patients and new research finding. Email basserinfo@uphs.upenn.edu to subscribe to the Basser's quarterly e-news blast.

Learn about the latest breakthroughs in research and our ABOUT Network.

Featured Research

With input from our Scientific Advisory Board, FORCE critically evaluates new research articles on topics of interest to our community and makes the science understandable and accessible to our community.

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The goal of the ABOUT network is to enroll as many Americans with HBOC risk as possible into our research registry and to collect information and real world health care experiences that can be used along with information from medical records to improve care for people with HBOC.