Center for BRCA Research

Scientists know that people who carry an inherited gene mutation, like BRCA1 or BRCA2, have an increased risk of developing cancer, one driven more by the biology of the cells in their bodies and less by the organ in which their cancer arises. When cancer develops, it often occurs at a younger age and these women and men can respond differently to cancer therapies. They also have a higher chance of developing another type of cancer.

The mission of the Center for BRCA Research is to provide a central resource for families with BRCA and other mutations to receive personalized care and planning for their long-term health and well-being. This is our opportunity to rethink how we treat and manage hereditary cancers.


Upcoming Events:

Hereditary Cancer - It's a Family Issue | March 10, 2021 7:00 PM PT

Click here to register for this free virtual event, organized by our friends at Sharsheret, the Jewish Breast & Ovarian Cancer Community.

Learn the latest in genetic testing cancer prevention, and how inherited genes can impact men and women in your family. 

Speakers include:

Pamela Munster, MD, Co-Director UCSF Center for BRCA Research

Josh Barnhart, BS, MS, Genetic Counselor, John Muir Health

Raleigh Zwerin, Previvor and Peer Supporter