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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

The Department of Genetics at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) offers a cancer genetics education, counseling and testing program. This program strives to address some questions patients have about whether or not an inherited pre-disposition contributed to the development of cancer.
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), our patients and communities are at the center of our hearts, minds, and actions every day. CTCA® combines advanced treatments and technologies with evidence-based supportive therapies for an integrative approach to cancer care to help reduce side effects and support quality of life during and after treatment.

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Brocade3 is a research study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication in addition to treatment with chemotherapy for patients with metastatic or locally advanced BRCA associated, HER2-negative breast cancer. For more information, ask your doctor about the Brocade3 Study or visit to see if you may qualify!

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Hi! Our names are Katrina Wells and Danielle Altersitz and we are the Southern NJ/Philadelphia Volunteer Outreach Leaders for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! If you have any questions or are in need of support or information, please feel free to e-mail us. We are happy to chat about available resources, information, and support that you may find helpful. As you navigate your hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers experience, know that you are not alone and that you can reach out at any time. We look forward to hearing from you.

You can also be matched to someone who shares a similar experience as you through FORCE’s Peer Navigation Program. Learn more at

Be sure to sign up (on the right side of this page) to receive critical health information and learn about our local networking and educational events via e-mail so we can stay connected. Like us on our national and local Facebook pages. 

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Diane Rose, VP of Volunteer Programs.

Danielle Altersitz (left) and Katrina Wells (right)

Danielle Altersitz (left) and Katrina Wells (right)


Annual Philadelphia Union Soccer & FORCE Breast Cancer Awareness Night October 6, 2018, 7:30 pm

Cancer Treatment Centers of America gave away 25 free Union Soccer tickets to FORCE Families

FORCE will be honored during the pre-game ceremony at Breast Cancer Awareness night October 6 at 7:30 pm, Union vs. Minnesota United FC soccer game. Interested in a fun night for your family? Additional tickets can be purchased for $31 each with $5 donated to FORCE. Tickets can be picked up at will call on game day. A big thank you to CTCA for providing this fun awareness activity for FORCE families.

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You're Invited to the Joining FORCEs Conference October 18-20, 2018 in San Diego, California 

Attend the 11th annual Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer conference because hereditary cancer knowledge can be life-saving. This is an international conference designed by and for people and families affected by hereditary cancer and will present the latest research on these cancers and a wide range of topics about making medical decisions, quality-of-life and long-term health outcomes.

Attendees include people concerned about hereditary cancer: survivors, previvors, people with a mutation or family history of cancer, patient advocates, researchers, and health care providers who treat high-risk patients.

As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to enroll in research, meet world-renowned hereditary cancer experts, share experiences and network with others who have a first-hand understanding of all you are going through. We hope you’ll join us!

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Free Resources Available for Survivors, Previvors and Caregivers! 

Whether you have already been diagnosed, just learned about your hereditary cancer risk or have known about it for many years, FORCE’s Peer Navigation Program provides important information for you and your family. You will be matched to a trained Peer Navigator volunteer who understands your situation for confidential and personalized phone support. Following the call, you will receive a free guide filled with expert-reviewed resources that will help you make informed medical decisions with your doctors.

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