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Welcome to the home page for the New York City Network for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! Here you will find information on our local efforts to provide information, support, awareness, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers.

Our New York City Network peer support group leaders are Jane Herman and Karen Singer. Please contact Sandy Cohen if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.


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Events

Support Meeting August 1, 2016 6:30-8:00 pm

Gilda’s Club NYC
195 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

RSVP to Jane at janeh@facingourrisk.org

Facilitator: Jane Herman and Karen Singer
Topic: Genomic-based Therapies in Pancreas Adenocarcinoma

Eileen M. O'Reilly, M.D., associate director of the David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, will be with us to talk about the role of BRCA mutations and the relationship with pancreas cancer in terms of increased risk for the disease, the screening implications for families that carry a BRCA mutation, and the possible therapeutic opportunities using platinum agents and PARP inhibitors. She also will discuss emerging trends in research for BRCA mutation pancreas cancer.

Please note this is a different topic than was previously announced, but as always, there will be time to network and share with other members of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) community. 
 
Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer? Are you considering genetic testing or have you tested positive for a mutation in BRCA or another gene associated with increased cancer risk? You are not alone.

FORCE exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. NYC FORCE is holding our monthly get-together and we hope you can join us!

Learn from other people who are navigating the hereditary cancer path. Help someone else by sharing your story. This is a great chance to meet some local area FORCE members and/or catch up with those you’ve met at previous get-togethers.


Support Meeting September 26, 2016 6:30-8:00 pm

Gilda’s Club NYC
195 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

RSVP to Jane at janeh@facingourrisk.org

Facilitator: Jane Herman and Karen Singer
HBOC Week Guest Speaker: TBD
 
Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer? Are you considering genetic testing or have you tested positive for a mutation in BRCA or another gene associated with increased cancer risk? You are not alone.

FORCE exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. NYC FORCE is holding our monthly get-together and we hope you can join us!

Learn from other people who are navigating the hereditary cancer path. Help someone else by sharing your story. This is a great chance to meet some local area FORCE members and/or catch up with those you’ve met at previous get-togethers.


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FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered