Penn's Basser Research Center is home to a number of specialists who have revolutionized the study of BRCA1 and BRCA2.
Jessica Long is a Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor specializing in Cancer Genetics. She provides risk assessment and counseling to individuals and families that have been affected by cancer, including discussion of the ways in which genetic testing may influence medical management and impact a family. After completing her Master’s Degree in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling at the University of Michigan, Jessica spent several years as a genetic counselor in the University of Michigan Cancer Genetics Clinic. Jessica enjoys working with individuals to help them understand and manage the source of hereditary cancer risk in a family with an emphasis on prevention. Her research interests include alternative service delivery methods for genetic counseling and the psychosocial impact of genetic counseling and testing services. On a national level, Jessica is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Communications Subcommittee for the National Society of Genetic Counselors Cancer Special Interest Group.