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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

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Danielle Altersitz (left) and Katrina Wells (right)

Danielle Altersitz (left) and Katrina Wells (right)

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together March 3, 2019, 10:00 am

White Lotus Center
1026 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Special Guest: Dory Ellen Fish, licensed acupuncturist

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Do you have a family history of breast, ovarian or related cancer? Are you considering genetic testing, waiting for results, or have already tested positive for a BRCA mutation or another gene mutation associated with increased cancer risk?

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