Founded at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Susan Domchek

Susan Domchek, MD

Executive Director, Basser Center for BRCA, Abramson Cancer Center

Director, MacDonald Women’s Cancer Risk Evaluation Center Basser Professor in Oncology, Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Susan M. Domchek, MD is the Basser Professor in Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. She serves as Executive Director of the Basser Center for BRCA at the Abramson Cancer Center and Director of the Mariann and Robert MacDonald Cancer Risk Evaluation Center. Her work focuses on the genetic evaluation and medical management of individuals with inherited risk factors for cancer. Dr. Domchek is particularly interested in developing new cancer therapies, such as PARP inhibitors for breast cancer patients due to genetic risk factors. An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, American Association of Physicians, and American Society of Clinical Investigation, Dr. Domchek is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology for which she had served on a number of committees. A significant contributor to the oncology literature, she has authored/co-authored more than 250 articles appearing in scholarly journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Domchek also serves on a number of editorial review boards, as well as on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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