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

Sign up on your right to receive information about our local networking and educational events via email and like us on our national Facebook page. 

If you are looking for support or information, reach out to our Houston Network peer support group leader: Judy Calabria. Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.

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7th Annual Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Patient Conference

Featuring talks from medical experts related to the healthcare of BRCA mutation carriers.

WHEN: February 24, 2018   9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center
7200 Cambridge Street
1st Floor
Alford Education Center
Conference Rooms A & B
Houston, TX 77030

Cost is FREE
Lunch is included

Click here to see the conference flyer and map to the conference location.

Conference hosted by Dr. Julie Nangia and Genetic Counselor Cathy Sullivan
RSVP: Amy Craft at 713.798.4601 or by email at by Monday February 19th.  Para RSVP en Espanol, llame Daisy Sanchez a 713.566.3551.


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together April 18, 2018 6:00-7:30 PM

Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center
7200 Cambridge ST
1st Floor, Conference Room C
Houston, TX 77030

Park under the building.
Look for FORCE signs in the parking garage as well as in the lobby.
*Parking vouchers (for free parking) will be provided.*

RSVP to Judy at or 832-726-6338

Who you will meet: FORCE Volunteers, Members and Baylor College of Medicine Staff
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?

Here's your chance to meet others who know what you're going through, to ask questions, learn or just listen in a safe and supportive environment. You are not alone. Join us and live your life empowered!


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Free Resources Available for Survivors, Previvors and Caregivers! 

Whether you have 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. Trained Peer Navigator volunteers who understand your situation are available for confidential 1:1 phone support. Following the call, you will receive a free personalized guide filled with expert-reviewed resources that will help you make informed medical decisions with your doctors.

Sign up today!

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered