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Our Top 3 XRAYS Reviews: Why You Should Read Them

July 25, 2016

FORCE’s XRAYS program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), serves as a reliable source of information for young breast cancer survivors and high-risk women, helping them navigate the complex world of breast cancer research-related news and information. We review the latest research and media articles for accuracy and relevancy in order to improve … + read more

Cancer Screening Guideline Loopholes and Confusion Jeopardize Coverage of Services: Part II of Access to Care Series

July 5, 2016

by Lisa Schlager Over 2 million women in the U.S. are at high risk for breast cancer due to family history. Additionally, nearly a million Americans carry an inherited BRCA mutation and a number of other genetic mutations have also been linked to increased risk of breast, ovarian and other cancers. Several organizations develop cancer … + read more

Guest Blog: Join FORCEs at our 2016 HBOC Conference!

June 23, 2016

by guest blogger, Jane E. Herman Note: This post which was originally published 02/05/15 was just updated on 06/23/16. When I boarded the flight for my first trip to Orlando in June 2011, my goal was not to hug Mickey Mouse or visit Cinderella’s Castle. Rather, my destination was the sixth annual Joining FORCEs Conference. … + read more

National Task Force Guideline Gaps Hinder Access to Genetic Testing

June 17, 2016

by Lisa Schlager Nearly a million Americans carry an inherited BRCA mutation associated with hereditary breast, ovarian cancer, and related cancers (HBOC) and it is estimated that 2.3 million women in the U.S. are at high risk for breast cancer due to family history. A number of other genetic mutations have also been linked to … + read more

Results from the KNOW MORE Survey: Genetic Counseling and Testing in Women with Different Types of Ovarian Cancer

June 2, 2016

KNOW MORE is a campaign designed by FORCE to help women diagnosed with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancers make informed decisions about genetic counseling and testing for inherited gene mutations. We kicked off the effort by launching a brief survey to better understand how women with ovarian and related cancers make decisions about genetic … + read more

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