BASSER CENTER FOR BRCA – PENN MEDICINE

So wonderful to read through the BASSER Progress report! Gives me such hope for our children’s future. IN 10 YEARS By 2030, Basser will continue to improve our understanding of BRCA, allowing us to overcome chemotherapy resistance, develop new targeted therapies for mutation carriers, and have better medications for managing metastatic breast cancer. We also…

Adjuvant Olaparib for Patients with BRCA1- or BRCA2-Mutated Breast Cancer

Abstract BACKGROUND Poly(adenosine diphosphate–ribose) polymerase inhibitors target cancers with defects in homologous recombination repair by synthetic lethality. New therapies are needed to reduce recurrence in patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2 germline mutation–associated early breast cancer. METHODS We conducted a phase 3, double-blind, randomized trial involving patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–negative early…

Genetic testing could prevent future health risk for those with family history of cancer

By Madison Pitsch Published: Oct. 20, 2020 at 5:11 PM EDT https://www.1011now.com/2020/10/20/albion-mother-gets-genetic-testing-for-cancer-encourages-others-at-risk-to-do-so/ LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those who are facing a family history of cancer diagnoses, there is a way to learn more about your own risks for cancer. Genetic testing, for people at high risk of cancer, can change the…

Opening The Window

Even just a little Most people around me know that fall is my most favorite time of the year. I’m willing to sacrifice and have stuffy, runny noses and sneezing to let the fresh cool air come into my home. There is something about breathing in the crisp Carolina air that just makes you feel…

Two Years Ago Today

Two years ago today I walked into a mahogany decorated room with dim lights, travel books, leather chairs and couches. I waited with Korey for what seemed to be days. The red lettering on the stacks of paper the doctor brought in had my mind racing. He sat down, and said in a quiet but…

Who is the Barnabas in Your Life?

Barnabas has made a huge impression on me over the past few months of studying the book of Acts as well as watching A.D. This guy literally has the nickname, “Son of Encouragement.” Can you imagine? I have a lot of nicknames but none that come even close to that. He brought brothers together, changed…

My Eyes Are Up Here . . .

It’s awkward, but someone needs to say it. I’m sure I would be guilty of the exact same thing if the tables were turned. I mean, it’s your boobies. They are front and center. They are eye catchers, candy! It’s okay when it’s someone you don’t mind looking. But, God, it is just absolutely so…