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Basser Center Webinar: BRCA in Men

In this March 8, 2016 webinar, Susan Domchek, MD, and Justin Bekelman, MD, discussed how BRCA mutations affect men, such as increased risk of prostate cancer. Dr. Domchek is the Basser Professor in Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania, Executive Director of the Basser Center for BRCA, and Director of the MacDonald Cancer Risk Evaluation Center at the Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Bekelman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine, Associate Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Faculty in the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Edward and Merry Prostic have generously established this webinar series as part of The Elizabeth Prostic Memorial Outreach Program at the Basser Center for BRCA in memory of their daughter, which will provide life-saving information and hope to individuals and families nationwide.

This webinar was presented to parent groups in the BC Jewish community on April 12th 2021. Event description: “Many of us are not aware of our Jewish roots that put us and our families at greater risk of several genetically-driven cancers. Join us to learn about the BRCA genes, which affect 1 in 40 people with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry and increase the risk of early onset and aggressive cancers. During this hour, we will talk about options for testing, cancer prevention and how to discuss this difficult issue with your children and other family members. This event will feature personal stories from community members and Q and A with members of the BC Cancer Agency’s Hereditary Cancer Program and a special presentation by Dr. Lesa Dawson on BC’s new Survivorship Clinic.”

Please find the link to the recording here: https://youtu.be/zrJRHGjAx44