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XRAYS: One Year of Making Sense of Cancer Headlines!

August 19, 2016

Over the past year, XRAYS has become a reliable resource for improving our readers’ understanding of breast cancer related news. Since launching on August 25, 2015, XRAYS has made sense of what can often be confusing cancer headlines; empowering cancer survivors, people at high risk for breast cancer, and their families to make better decisions … + read more

Metastatic Hereditary Breast Cancer Treatment Research: BROCADE 3 Study

July 28, 2016

By Heather Han, MD and Sue Friedman Metastatic Hereditary Breast Cancer Research There are major gaps in research, resources, and support for people with metastatic breast cancer – cancer that has spread beyond the breast and lymph nodes. A promising area of research is focusing on new treatments for hereditary metastatic breast cancer caused by … + read more

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

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