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BROCA Test for Ovarian Cancer Risk
Article in Fall 2012 Joining FORCEs Newsletter about new test for ovarian cancer risk in BRCA-negative families.

Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
This FORCE-endorsed book was written by founder and Executive Director Sue Friedman; geneticist Rebecca Sutphen, MD; and health writer, Kathy Steligo. This book is a comprehensive resource on all topics related to hereditary cancer, genetic testing, and risk-management.

Noncarriers in BRCA1/BRCA2 families do not have increased risk of breast cancer
Article on research from 2011 indicating that women who test "true negative" (they didn't inherit the BRCA mutation in their family) do not have elevated risk for breast cancer.

Genetic Testing: Finding The Right Specialist Can Make A Difference
July 2008 FORCE blog about the importance of seeing an expert in cancer genetics prior to and after genetic testing.

Happy New Year: You’re At High Risk
Winter 2006 FORCE newsletter article that highlights the importance of seeing a genetics expert prior to genetic testing

The Impact of Genetic Testing without Genetic Counseling For a Young Woman
Spring 2008 FORCE newsletter article by a young previvor who received genetic testing without the benefit of genetic counseling

Understanding BRCA Test Results (Fall 2006)
Fall 2006 newsletter article describing the different possible results from genetic testing.


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