Basser Center for BRCA

Basser Team

Penn's Basser Center is home to a number of specialists who have revolutionized the study of BRCA1 and BRCA2.

Jacquelyn Powers, MS, LCGC

Jacquelyn Powers, MS, LCGC
Jacquelyn Powers is a licensed genetic counselor who works for the division of hematology-oncology at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Jacquelyn manages the facilitation of risk assessment and genetic testing for heritable breast, ovarian, and gastrointestinal cancer syndromes. Jacquelyn is currently project manager for Penn’s IMPACT study (Identification of Men with a Genetic Predisposition to Prostate Cancer: Targeted Screening in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers and Controls) study and has presented nationally regarding this topic. At present, she is closely involved in the development and implementation of a novel genetic counseling model that addresses the rapidly evolving area of clinical genetic testing for inherited cancer susceptibility. Jacquelyn previously served as co-chair of the communications sub-committee for the National Society of Genetic Counselors.


Genetic Counselor, Basser Center for BRCA

Board Certifications

Certified Genetic Counselor, American Board of Genetic Counseling

Contact Information

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 
3rd Floor, West Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 349-8141