Center for BRCA Research

Pamela Munster, MD, co-leader at the Center for BRCA Research, speaks with Protocol Project Manager Kamran Abril Lavasani at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mount Zion.

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 Virtual Workshops

BRCA and Hereditary Cancer Workshop: Colorectal Cancer Risk
April 30, 2024 | 5:30 - 7 pm | Event details