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Judy CalabriaWelcome 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 provide information, support, awareness, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Our Houston Network outreach coordinator is Judy Calabria.

What's new

EMBRACA Study - PARP inhibitor clinical trial for advanced breast cancer

BioMarin is enrolling EMBRACA, a Phase 3 study of talazoparib, a PARP inhibitor, in patients with locally advanced and/or metastatic BRCA+ breast cancer. For more information on EMBRACA visit www.embracastudy.com or contact the research team at:

MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Houston, TX
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Litton, MD 
Contact: Jie Zhang    
Number: 713-792-2817    
Email: JieZhang@mdanderson.org or jlitton@mdanderson.org


Events

Young Survival Coalition Conference March 6-8, 2015

Hilton Americas - Houston
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

FORCE will be hosting an exhibit table during the YSC conference, and we could use volunteers to help spread the wonderful work of FORCE and hereditary breast and ovarian cancer with the YSC conference attendes.  If you are intersted in helping for a few hours or shifts on March 6-8, please email Judy at jcalabria002@aol.com.  

Shifts Needed:
Friday, March 6, 2015  12 noon - 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 8, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Decoding Breast Cancer - An Evening with Annie Parker  March

Decoding Breast Cancer - An Evening with Annie Parker March 19, 2015 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Baylor College of Medicine
Cullen Auditorium
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030

RSVP to Joshua at joshua.newby@bcm.edu

Join us for the free event, including complimentary parking, refreshments and hors d'ourvers.  Meet Annie Parker for a book signing, Decoding Annie Parker Movie Screening, Q & A and BRCA Panel Discussion. The book and movie are about Annie Parker, a three-time cancer survivor, and Dr. Marie-Claire King's discovery of the BRCA genetic mutation.

See additional information here.


Support Meeting May 7, 2015 6:00-7:30 pm

Lee and Joe Jamail Specialty Care Center
1977 Butler Blvd; 4th Floor; Room E4.130
Houston, Texas 77030
Parking vouchers will be provided

RSVP to Judy Calabria at judyc@facingourrisk.org or jcalabria002@aol.com or 832-726-6338

Special guests:  Julie Nangia, MD and Cathy Sullivan, Genetic Counselors
    
Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer? Have you tested positive for a BRCA mutation? Are you considering genetic testing? You are not alone.

FORCE exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Local area FORCE is holding our quarterly 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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Take the FORCE Challenge and raise $150, $300, $450 ... $1,500 or more to help others Live Life Empowered.

FORCE Live Life Empowered

Join FORCE's 15th anniversary celebration and Live Life Empowered! If FORCE has helped you in your hereditary cancer journey, now's your chance to pay it forward. You can make a difference by making a donation or by sharing your empowerment story on a personal online fundraising page. No matter which option you choose, your action will make more anniversary celebrations possible.

FORCE challenges you to raise $150 to help others Live Life Empowered! We are looking for at least 15 local members to join our city's team! Can we count on you?

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FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered