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Welcome to the home page for the DC Metropolitan Area 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 DC Metropolitan Network peer support group leaders are Susan Davis (left) and Caroline Pruce (right). Please contact Sandy Cohen if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.


Susan Davis

Susan Davis (email)

Caroline Pruce

Caroline Pruce (email)


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We Need YOU!

Become a Peer Support Group Leader Volunteer!! FORCE is looking for passionate and motivated individuals to help ensure that no one travels the hereditary cancer journey alone in the Washington DC area. You'll help set up local meetings for FORCE members and assist in planning and setting up other events and activities. For more information, fill out the volunteer survey if interested.


Events

CAYA – Cancer Risk and Young Adulthood Study

CAYA – Cancer Risk and Young Adulthood Study

CAYA, Cancer Risk and Young Adulthood, is a study for young women between the ages of 18-30 that have a 1st or 2nd degree relative that has tested positive for the BRCA1/2 mutation. The study is designed to gather information about how familial cancer risks impact the lives of young adult women and may help us to develop tools to help them manage their cancer risk.  Participants can be tested or untested for the BRCA1/2 mutation. The research team at Georgetown University is interested in learning what you know, think, and feel about having a cancer risk to develop better tools to help you manage that risk. Click here for additional information.

For questions about the study, please contact Chalanda Evans at cne8@georgetown.edu.


Support Meeting July 16, 2016 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Life with Cancer Center
411 Pennell St Room B
Fairfax, VA 22031

RSVP to Caroline at carolinep@facingourrisk.org
    
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. Washington DC 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.


Support Meeting November 5, 2016 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Hope Connections for Cancer Support
Beaumont House at FASEB; Living Room
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814

RSVP to Caroline at carolinep@facingourrisk.org
    
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. Washington DC 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.

The mission of The Hope Connections for Cancer Support is: To help people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer through professionally facilitated programs of emotional support, education, wellness and hope.


Click here to see all upcoming events in this area

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered