FORCE advocates for families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in areas such as access to care, research funding, insurance, and privacy.
FORCE staff and advocates joined stakeholders for a "BRCA Community Perspectives on Data Sharing" workshop in Santa Cruz, CA.
We joined nearly 40 patient and health care professional organizations in expressing opposition to proposed national right-to-try legislation. Read the letter...
FORCE submitted comments on a draft CMS Policy on NGS for Medicare Beneficiaries with Advanced Cancer.
PALS Act moratorium extended to January 2019, preserving insurance coverage of mammograms for women ages 40-49. Read more...
Court vacates EEOC wellness program rules effective January 1, 2019 signaling end to coercive practices.
On September 15, 2010, in a unanimous show of support, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a Resolution sponsored by Rep. Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) establish National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and National Previvor Day. National HBOC week is now recognized as an annual event, beginning the last Sunday in September and ending the first Saturday in October. National Previvor Day occurs on the Wednesday of that week. The timing—the transition between National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (September) and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)—demonstrates the link between these two cancers. It is estimated that 20% of ovarian cancers are due to hereditary factors and approximately 5-10% of breast cancers are hereditary. FORCE initiated this effort to raise awareness and highlight the impact of these hereditary cancers.